Adversaries into Allies: Navigating the Politics of Local Development
underestimate the zeal of a neighborhood NIMBY group. Local politics
can sink your development, in spite of help from talented land use
consultants and attorneys.
directly with neighborhood groups and ask for their ideas, ensuring
participation at all levels and addressing valid local concerns
up support from agencies and local leaders, using your project
to achieve public goals as well as your own
expensive delays and litigation costs
Not In My BackYard (NIMBY) label has come to represent an ever-growing
and increasingly organized movement among local citizens. Opposed
to development in the immediate area, NIMBY groups can delay projects,
add to their expense, influence the content and scope, and in some
cases even shut down a proposal completely.
This seminar shares research and experiences that show how to win
support for your projects.