The article, written by Patrick Fox, Saint Consulting’s president, follows earlier articles on Ten Things You Should Know About How the Public Feels About Development, and Ten Things You Should Know About Project Applicants.
The series has also generated comments from the national planning community on the Planners Web LinkedIn page.
In his latest post, Patrick points out that opponents defy demographics and want to be part of the planning process early. Opponents in the hearing room often do not accurately represent their community, nor are they always what they appear to be. They are not always rational, and the “mutual gains” approach won’t satisfy everyone.
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