Resolving Locational Conflict

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Nuclear power plants—high-rise developments—industrial plants — landfills—airports—toxic waste facilities—half-way houses—shelters for the homeless—low-income housing—highways—prisons. . . . From Westway to Love Canal to Three Mile Island, the siting of unwanted facilities generates locational conflict.

Locational conflict pits communities against corporations, local municipalities against state and federal agencies, interest groups against interest groups—the broader society in...

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Nuclear power plants—high-rise developments—industrial plants — landfills—airports—toxic waste facilities—half-way houses—shelters for the homeless—low-income housing—highways—prisons. . . . From Westway to Love Canal to Three Mile Island, the siting of unwanted facilities generates locational conflict.

Locational conflict pits communities against corporations, local municipalities against state and federal agencies, interest groups against interest groups—the broader society in need of a facility against the local community selected to site that facility.

This book examines the politics of conflict over the siting of major facilities and provides the tools for resolving site selection controversies. It addresses the issues, the actors, the interests—and most importantly, the methods for finding solutions.

From Westway to Love Canal to Three Mile Island, the siting of unwanted facilities generates locational conflict. Locational conflict pits communities against corporations, local municipalities against state and federal agencies, interest groups against interest groups —the broader society in need of a facility against the local community selected to site that facility.

This book is a must for facility planners, developers, community groups, environmentalists, state and municipal planners, locational analysts, and all those interested in the politics of land use, facility siting, and economic development. It is also an excellent text for courses in urban planning, politics, regional development, and urban and political geography.

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"An accessible, provocative, and coherent set of readings about a major political issue." —Environment and Planning A "Current and relevant.... recommend [ed] to students or scholars interested in real-world problem-solving and to consultants or others who want to better understand locational conflict." —APA Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882851181
  • Publisher: CUPR/Transaction
  • Publication date: 7/31/1987
  • Pages: 448

Meet the Author

Robert W. Lake is professor at the Rutgers University Center for Urban Policy Research and co-director of the Rutgers Community Outreach Partnership Center. He is a member of the graduate faculty in the department of geography and the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. His writings include Resolving Locational Conflict, Readings in Urban Analysis, and Real Estate Tax Delinquency.

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