Current Challenges Facing Research and Planning.

In order to ensure that the 2011 RP Conference, "Growing Solutions: Practical Tools and Strategies for Research and Planning") is addressing the most relevant issues to research and planning efforts, especially yours, it would be most helpful if you take a moment to identify the most critical challenges that you (or your institution) face in research and planning. From these responses, we will build a most common challenges list and circulate that on the listserv and this discussion forum around the 10th of January. Once the set of most common challenges are posted, people who may have successfully addressed particular challenges from the list are encouraged to build and submit a session proposal around that strategy. The purpose of this exercise is to better match conference sessions with the most pressing needs. Thank you so much for taking the time to post! It is truly appreciated!