How to mobilize community support and win land use battles is the focus of a joint course offered this month by The Saint Consulting Group and MIT Center for Real Estate.
This unique two-day course, offered on July 22-23 at the Cambridge campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be led by Phillip Clay, an MIT professor of urban studies and former Chancellor of MIT, and Patrick Fox, president of The Saint Consulting Group. To register, click here.
The course is designed to provide a foundation for creating an effective and efficient strategy for mobilizing communities and winning permits for land use projects. Every development project is different and often encompasses a very diverse set of constituencies. Therefore, no one approach works for all situations. In order to be successful, one should understand and exercise a broad range of strategies and techniques for winning community support.
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- Develop an understanding and an appreciation of the interests of all stakeholders, including the public interests
- Develop ability to quickly determine the probability of a project’s success
- Understand a framework for employing a political campaign approach to land use projects
- Identify the value of employing a community-based, mutual gains approach for securing development approvals