Editor's Notes & Interviews
The authors’ of the feature article in the Summer 2011 issue of the PCJ respond to comments and questions about their article.
With NIMBYs legitimate concerns are often mixed with irrational fears. Planner (and planning commissioner) Christine Robbins offers some insights into how to deal with NIMBY situations.
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.