California planner relishes “ah-ha” moments in NIMBY Wars

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John HardistyWhether you are a developer trying to push a controversial project through the permitting and construction process, or neighbors trying to stop it, “Nimby Wars” provides invaluable insights and strategies, writes John Hardisty, a a Bakersfield, California-based consultant, who specializes in land-use planning, strategic planning, negotiation and dispute resolution. 

You can read John’s review of NIMBY Wars: The Politics of Land Use on

NIMBY Wars shows how the arena of local land use regulation has been politicized and describes in explicit detail what developmers — and their opponents — must do to win. For more information, see

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