A reader recently asked The Saint Report: “When are we going to hear something about ‘good’ or ‘appropriate’ development from Saint? As much as you all rail against NIMBYism, it is typically conservative interests (not the elusive ‘suburban liberals’ – a group that any pollster will tell you doesn’t exist) that block development in and around our communities.
“What I think most in the planning and design communities would like to hear from Saint is some discussion of appropriate or contextual development and infill, versus sprawl. How ’bout it?”
The two most senior managers of Saint Consulting, Patrick Fox and Mike Saint, reply below: opposition in fact cuts across all political persuasions; and developers need to build and leverage community support for their projects.