“The old ways may have been good enough before, but they don’t work now. Set aside conventional wisdom and embrace land use politics – the compelling approach these gifted consultants detail in this clearly written guidebook will give you the skill set you need to be a victor in land use battles.”
-- Attorney Dwight Merriam, Author of The Complete Guide to Zoning
"NIMBY wars and citizen engagement are here to stay. Politics, rational and irrational, often dramatically impact local land use decisions. This book outlines the strategies and details the tactics that are used by opponents and proponents of projects."
-- Maureen McAvey, Executive Vice President, Urban Land Institute
“NIMBY WARS perfectly captures the aura and flavor of the highly charged zoning public hearing. This analysis of the politics, the theater, the motivations and the strategies for zoning matters is spot on. Opposition to development has become so pervasive, that a primer on the subject is valuable even to the most seasoned and experienced land use practitioner. NIMBYism will never go away. In this book, we now have a road map for dealing with it.”
-- Steve Elrod, Partner, Holland and Knight: Chairman, National Land Use Team