Consultant says developers must organize to fight NIMBYs

The Saint ReportNews 2008, saintblog0 Comments

March 3, 2008 The Tennessean

“People think developers get everything they want,” Michael Saint told a meeting of the Urban Land Institute on Friday morning. “That’s a joke these days.”

To Saint, a consultant who specializes in zoning battles, the NIMBYs—people who oppose development under the banner Not In My Backyard—are on the ascendancy. A survey conducted by his firm last fall in coordination with the University of Massachusetts found that 78 percent of Americans believe there should be absolutely no new development in their hometown.

Consultant says developers must organize to fight NIMBYs

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