I've been working on land use pannling for a Midwestern city. Although there is awareness of the need to go green there is no will to do so. Leadership is divided and economic libertarians are taken very seriously here about. As a result nothing much will happen by will or through pannling. It reminds me of one of Kenneth Patchen's lines, Some hope that an angel of the Lord will come down and clean up our mess, If he does, he's liable to rub our bloody snouts in it.