Broken Planning: How Opponents Hijacked the Planning Process

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The OP-ED below ran in Planetizen on March 18, 2015. Planetizen.com  By Patrick Fox, President, The Saint Consulting Group Former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill famously said that “All politics is local.” It can also be said that “All land use is political.” And the politics of land use has turned against development. Rather than generating a healthy debate … Read More

Mike Saint to Keynote Re:Con 2016

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Saint Consulting’s Chairman and CEO, Mike Saint, will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Re:Con. Re:Con (http://www.geosonicsvibratech.com/recon2016/) is the premier conference for blasting and blast-associated risk. Registration is now open.

Mike Saint Speaks At Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management

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Mike Saint, CEO of Saint Consulting Group, spoke March 25, to a real estate class at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.  His topic was competitive land use politics and touched on knowing how to use land use laws, how to be successful at opposition to projects, how to detect hidden competitors and how to handle grassroots opposition. Saint … Read More

The Public Relations Approach to Winning Land Use Fights

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From NIMBY Wars: The Politics of Land Use By P. Michael Saint, Chairman and CEO & Patrick Fox, President, The Saint Consulting Group One standard method seeks to influence public officials by building public popularity, even enthusiasm, for the project. This public relations approach assumes that if people knew the benefits of the project, they would support it, and conversely that … Read More

Saint Consulting’s Patrick Fox to Speak at Emerson College

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Patrick Fox, the President of The Saint Consulting Group, is scheduled to speak at Emerson College on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. As a consultant for Wynn Resorts, Patrick was invited to participate in a panel discussion on Question 3, a statewide ballot referendum to repeal the Massachusetts gaming law. Saint Consulting was instrumental in securing a gaming license for Wynn … Read More

FREE Webinar hosted by Saint Consulting

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Saint University will be conducting 6 FREE open to the public Webinars in 2015. The first one will take place on January 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST.  Our first topic will be Protecting Market Share presented by Ramsin Canon and Patrick Fox.  The public has a right to petition state and local governments to protect the public good–that goes … Read More

New Book Describes Saint Consulting’s Approach to Winning Land Use Campaigns

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The Saint Consulting Group today announced publication of a new book that describes the management consulting firm’s unique approach to winning campaigns on behalf of important land use projects. So What?: Measuring and Assessing Strategic Communications in Land Use Politics was primarily written for real estate developers. However, the book has been hailed as the best book on land use … Read More

Saint Consulting White Paper: Battle Lines Drawn on Market Share Fights

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Companies are increasingly using grassroots political techniques and strategic litigation to stop competitors’ projects and protect their market share. It is very common, highly effective and completely legal when properly implemented, according to a new White Paper published by The Saint Consulting Group. “Protecting market share through lobbying, political organizing, and strategic litigation is highly effective and legally protected when … Read More

Christopher Hopkins Elected to American Coal Council Board of Directors

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Christopher Hopkins, senior vice president for mining and aggregates at The Saint Consulting Group, has been elected to the American Coal Council Board of Directors. The Washington, D.C-based council represents the collective interests of the American coal industry in advocating for coal as an economic, abundant and environmentally sound fuel source. Its members represent major coal suppliers, consumers, energy traders, … Read More

Association of Management Consulting Firms Elects Mike Saint to Board of Directors

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NEW YORK — The Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF) has elected Mike Saint, chairman and CEO of The Saint Consulting Group, to its Board of Directors. AMCF is the premier international association of firms engaged in the practice of consulting to management. Headquartered in New York, it represents leading management consulting firms worldwide. Members of the AMCF Board of Directors are … Read More