|Title||The Siting Puzzle: Balancing Economic and Environmental Gains and Losses|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1985|
|Journal||Environmental Impact Assessment Review|
Traditional approaches to the siting of potentially hazardous but regionally necessary facilities are often ineffective and lead to drawn-out legal disputes ultimately satisfactory to none of the parties. Research at MIT over the last decade has indicated five factors that may solve the siting puzzle. Application of these principles do not guarantee that a decision will not be disputed but may enhance the possibility of a wise and durable agreement.