Two sets of values in conflict when NIMBYs oppose development

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By P. Michael Saint, Chairman and CEO, The Saint Consulting Group There are those who argue that NIMBYs, (those who oppose new development near their homes) are just plain selfish. They are placing their own happiness ahead of the greater good. For example, when nearby residents oppose wind farms that will generate clean electric power for the good of the … Read More

You have your quarry permit, now what do you do?

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By Chris Hopkins, Senior Vice President, The Saint Consulting Group You have just finished a long and bruising permitting process. Your opponents were aggressive and some were even ruthless, but in the end you prevailed, you received all of your permits and are readying to open for business.  Before you open, some community members approach you to discuss keeping a … Read More

Quarries Now Most Opposed Sector in the UK

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March 18, 2009 Quarry Management British attitudes have hardened against various types of land development, particularly quarries, even in the midst of economic recession and with the promise of new jobs that such projects can bring, according to the latest UK Saint Index – an annual survey on public attitudes to development. The 2009 survey carried out by The Saint … Read More

In Your Face

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August 1, 2008 Retail Traffic They started as a way for college students to connect with their peers without getting off the couch, but today social networking sites are gaining momentum as one of the tools real estate developers can use to gain support for their projects. Since signing up for a profile costs nothing and has the potential to … Read More

Public Distrust of Development in U.S. Grows, First Time in Two Years

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The nationwide theme of the American public seems to be: No New Development, according to the latest public survey by The Saint Consulting Group. Patrick Fox, Saint Consulting’s president, writes in Land Development, the magazine for the National Association of Home Builders, that the latest Saint Index found that 78 percent of Americans believe new development should not occur in … Read More