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Approval Rescinded because of Local Pressure

To win a local approval on a pipeline project is just about the toughest fight there is. To have it rescinded in the face of public opposition is an …

Consulting

Northern Access Pipeline stream crossings pose concerns

MACHIAS — A growing number of landowners along the proposed National Fuel Gas Northern Access Pipeline route are questioning plans to cross more than …

Cape Wind’s $88,000 lease payment shows project is still alive

BOSTON (State House News Service) – For a couple of years now, Beacon Hill insiders have viewed the once-vaunted Cape Wind Energy Project as dead, a …

List of groups in opposition to major pipeline grows

A group of 10 Michigan business leaders and one Chicago business have joined in a growing list of entities opposed to the major oil pipeline running …

Empowering Fools

<b>Dealing with the Idiotic, Irrational and Incomprehensible</b>By Patrick Fox, President & CEO<i>The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius</i> …

Conspiracies

How Opponents Hijacked the Planning Process

By Patrick Fox, CEO Saint Consulting <br>fox@tscg.bizFormer U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill famously said that “All politics is local.” It can also …

City Politics

Unknowns in Land Use Politics

<b>Political due diligence in commercial real estate</b>By Patrick Fox, CEO Saint Consulting <br>fox@tscg.bizAny company making decisions about a commercial …

Real Estate

Saint Consulting What We Do

Groceries on the go. Can Amazon revolutionize the supermarket?

There were about 3.4 million cashiers in the United States in 2005, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are roughly as many today. …

Nimbyism at all time high

By Nick Keable | Chief Executive at Development IntelligenceOriginally published on LinkedInNIMBY-ism in Britain is at an all-time high, according to …

Housing

The Politics of Land Use

<b>Not long ago, few places ever said no to new real estate development.</b><p>Growth meant jobs, tax revenue and progress. Smoke a cigar with the building …

“But it’s a good project!”- The Losers Lament

By Patrick Fox, President & CEO<i>Whether you call them NIMBYs, BANANAs, CAVE* people or simply scared and uninformed, they are organizing to stop your</i> …

Real Estate

STOPPED: Why People Oppose New Residential Developments in Their Back Yard

Our research identifies seven reasons that local residents oppose housing developments:<p>An increase in population will place a strain on local …

5 Land Use Campaign Essentials

By Patrick Fox, President & CEOThere is a basic foundation to an effective campaign and if you understand some simple principles, you will know the …

City Halls

Political Voodoo in Land Use Politics

By Patrick Fox, President & CEOEvery commercial real estate development team is made up of experts from a variety of disciplines. Managing them and …

Voodoo

Stopping Development—How Far Is Too Far?

The Saint Index

Support for new U.S. commercial development projects is trending up in virtually all categories according to The Saint Index survey of U.S. …

Broken Planning: How Opponents Hijacked the Planning Process

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill famously said that "All politics is local." It can also be said that "All land use is political." And …

John F. Kennedy