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Resolving Development Disputes Through Negotiations


Part of the Environment, Development and Public Policy book series (EDPE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Timothy J. Sullivan
    Pages 1-7
  3. Timothy J. Sullivan
    Pages 9-25
  4. Timothy J. Sullivan
    Pages 27-38
  5. Timothy J. Sullivan
    Pages 39-62
  6. Timothy J. Sullivan
    Pages 89-107
  7. Timothy J. Sullivan
    Pages 129-141
  8. Timothy J. Sullivan
    Pages 143-159
  9. Timothy J. Sullivan
    Pages 161-180
  10. Timothy J. Sullivan
    Pages 181-199
  11. Timothy J. Sullivan
    Pages 201-210
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 211-222

About this book


In the last decade, disputes between developers and local commu­ nities over proposed construction projects have led to increasing litiga­ tion. Environmental legislation, in particular, has greatly enhanced the rights and powers of organized groups that desire to participate in local development decisions. These powers have allowed citizen groups to block undesired and socially unacceptable projects, such as highways through urban areas and sprawling suburban developments. At the same time, these powers have produced a collective inability to construct many needed projects that produce adverse local impacts. Prisons, airports, hos­ pitals, waste treatment plants, and energy facilities all face years of liti­ gation before a final decision. At times, prolonged litigation has pro­ duced especially high costs to all participants. Despite these new powers, citizen action has often been limited to participation in public hearings or adjudicatory proceedings. Typically, this occurs so late in the decision process that citizen input has very little affect in shaping a project's design. Those who dislike some element of a project often have little choice other than to oppose the entire project through litigation.


Import Urban Areas controlling development environment negotiations

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Public PolicyUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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