The article analyses the relationships between plan, power and society. The first section examines some of the main meanings of the three terms and reconstructs some of the relationships that bind them closely. From these relations the plan derives as an accessory tool, used thanks to agreements and conveniences between society and power. For these reasons the planner needs to rethink his position in the decision-making system through a technical reconstruction of his role.
Keywords: Planning; Power; Society; Democracy; Participation