Dealing with an angry mob – developers should engage community, seek mutual gains

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By Patrick Fox, President, The Saint Consulting Group A client recently asked me how to deal with an angry mob.  If you are confronting an angry mob of residents opposing your project at a public hearing, you’re not alone.  I can tell you it is happening across the US and Europe with greater intensity and frequency.  But what now? If … Read More

10 Things You Should Know About Development Project Opponents

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Planners Web, a key site for citizen planners and zoning boards, has published the third in a series of Saint Consulting articles – 10 Things You Should Know About Project Opponents. The article, written by Patrick Fox, Saint Consulting’s president, follows earlier articles on Ten Things You Should Know About How the Public Feels About Development, and Ten Things You Should Know … Read More

As China heads towards a more open society, NIMBYs emerge

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The issues of planning, land use development and NIMBYs in China are taking on a new form as the country holds local public hearings to explain plans for village development zones, called V-Zones. The South China Morning Post, a Hong Kong-based daily, looks at the phenomenon and reports on opposition from villagers and green groups to these plans in the … Read More

Dealing with Angry Public: Developers Should Engage Community, Seek Mutual Gains

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By Patrick Fox, The Saint Consulting Group A client recently asked me how to deal with an angry mob.  If you are confronting an angry mob of residents opposing your project at a public hearing, you’re not alone.  I can tell you it is happening across the US and Europe with greater intensity and frequency.  But what now? If you … Read More

Jay Vincent in Waste & Recycling Video – Taking on NIMBYs and Winning

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Waste & Recycling News asked Jay Vincent, Saint Consulting’s business practice leader for the waste industry, to talk in a video about overcoming community opposition and generating positive support for waste and landfill projects. John Campanelli, editor of Waste & Recycling News, met Jay at Wastecon in Washington, DC earlier this month, where Jay gave a presentation on Engaging the … Read More

Rail facility development and NIMBYs: ICCTA exemption is powerful tool

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It doesn’t matter how good a project is, NIMBYs oppose everything. Without countering this opposition, developers face an uphill battle and, as a result, we see good projects die every day. If the developer happens to be a railroad, however, there is an additional tool in its arsenal that is not normally available — preemption under the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act (ICCTA)