Resolving Locational Conflict

1st Edition

Robert W. Lake

Routledge
Published June 15, 2006
Reference - 448 Pages
ISBN 9780882851181 - CAT# Y344160

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Summary

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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