In the old days, most people thought you could not fight progress or City Hall. But after 20 years of high-profile development fights all over the country, every man and woman now believes they can fight back and win.
The authors’ of the feature article in the Summer 2011 issue of the PCJ respond to comments and questions about their article.
Almost all of us have faced locally unwanted land uses. However, these “LULUs” are usually designed to provide vital community services. How your community can harmonize its housing and social service needs with the objections of neighborhood opponents.
Steps planners can take to improve the quality, and acceptability, of multi-family housing.
Elaine Cogan offers strategies for dealing with NIMBYs when they show up at your meetings. Includes Sidebar, “Some Observations on NIMBY-ism,” by long-time planner, Perry Norton.
A planning commissioner recounts what happened when a multi-family housing project was proposed in Raleigh, North Carolina.