79% of Americans want no new development projects in their communities. That does not mean they are against development. ... They just do not want it anywhere near them.
Editor's Note: We're pleased to offer you three articles by Patrick Fox, President of The Saint Consulting Group. In addition to today's provocative article, take a look at Patrick's "10 Things You Should Know About Project Applicants," and "10 Things You Should Know About Project Opponents."
Just some brief background. The Saint Consulting Group specializes exclusively in land use politics and has been engaged in thousands of controversial land use battles across the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. They conduct The Saint Index, an international survey that studies opposition to development projects. Combining years of field experience and work on the Saint Index, Patrick offers the following 10 Things You Should Know About How the Public Feels About Development.