Planning in the developing country.
I am from East Timor, since I graduated from university as an Urban and Regional Planning, I entered to the public sector agency and working there nearly 3 years now. I asked some people who have been in the office from 8 years since my country was getting independent, they told me that "there is no any urban plan have been created since then". I found that there is no any urban planning, stakeholders "government itself, private sector and community can build their own land solely based on the legal documents which is land ownership, and any other local administration stuffs. This is really ignoring urban planning in the city development which is functioning to directing all the physical development.
I am aware that, this is may a proof of some people said that due to most of the developing countries do not really aware the importance of the planning in the development process. and also maybe this is because of every institution wants to play their vested interest in the city level because city is the center for economic growth. Therefore, even authorities itself are fearing that due to plan is a means to determine where activities been recommended to be developed, this automatically like a constrain for them to gain some kind of benefits from this.
what will happen with the urban area if a country does not have any spatial legislation, national spatial planning, urban planning?. Can you imagine how embarrassing this condition will lead to a massive chaotic in the urban structure and pattern??
give some comments please