Mike Saint, founder and CEO of The Saint Consulting Group, pioneered the new management consulting field of land use politics. Starting in 1983 after careers in journalism and politics, he built a global organization bringing together the skills, training and constantly advancing technologies needed to win the most controversial land use permitting battles across the United States and in Canada and the United Kingdom. He is co-author of the book, NIMBY Wars – The Politics of Land Use. He also penned the forward on “So What? Measuring and Assessing Strategic Communication in Land Use Politics”, written by Owen Eagan, published in 2013. He is the author or co-author of articles published in Land Development magazine, Urban Land magazine, Shopping Center Business, the Stone, Sand and Gravel Review, REBusiness Online and Design Intelligence magazine. The Saint Consulting Group has worked on more than 1,900 controversial projects in 48 U.S states, in Canada and in England.