Susskind and Ozawa made two assertions in their famous 1984 article that are still controversial in some circles. The first was to emphasize the planner's role as a mediator. The second was to argue that planners needed to be directly involved in implementation. They conjoined both arguments, and planning and implementation, when they said, "[the] planner's claim to a unique competence is a specialized capacity to overcome the obstacles to implementing a community-wide consensus (13)." Do you agree with their claim about about planners' "unique competence"? What might be the elements of a specialized competence to overcome the obstacles to implementing a community-wide consensus?