When “As of Right” Goes Horribly Wrong

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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 Old-timers in the development business will remember when as-of-right development was the rule, not the exception. How times have changed. As-of-right means that the development proposal meets the requirements of the zoning ordinance or bylaw, so no type … Read More

FREE Webinar – New Technology and Tools in Land Use Campaigns

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Saint Consulting will be offering six Webinars in 2015 covering some of our most requested topics. Our second topic will be New Technology and Tools in Land Use Campaigns presented by Courtney Graziano and Patrick Fox on February 24, 2015. This Webinar will cover how social media, digital tools and fast moving technology is increasing effectiveness, speed and efficiency of … 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

Don’t Get SLAPPed: Fight Politics With Politics

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After losing a long, expensive, and contentious land-use application, it can be tempting to pull out the big guns, particularly if those guns are in the form of eager attorneys to whom you have already paid a fortune. But sometimes the big guns are better left holstered. A developer in suburban Chicago may be learning this very lesson. After their … Read More

Saint disagrees with university claim that NIMBYs don’t exist

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As consultants who have worked on land use project battles in the US, in the UK and in Canada and who have conducted national public opinion polls in all three countries for several years, we disagree with the conclusions of the University of Manchester study described on NIMBY Experts Aug. 4, headlined “Nimbies do not exist according to new study”.