NIMBY


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Not in my backyard!

and NIMBY
exclam. & comp. abb. Don’t locate something undesirable close to me. (Describes an attitude that people express about having noisy or dirty facilities installed close to where they live.) When you say, build the new incinerator here, I say NIMBY.
See also: not

NIMBY

verb
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Often defined as NIMBY (not in my back yard), land-use and environmental disputes in the past twenty years or so have intensified to the extent that the public is more aware of current urban land-use planning practices.
The persistence of NIMBY disputes represents a failure of the political process.
The NIMBY, like any other social phenomenon or movement, is time-sensitive.
Hoyden Lesbirel's book, NIMBY Politics in Japan: Energy Siting and The Management of Environmental Conflict, is a detailed account of power plant siting disputes in post-war Japan.
In 2013 and beyond, expect NIMBY opposition to quarry proposals.
On Friday, 29 June, attendees will have the opportunity to experience The NIMBY Experience's advanced screening and red carpet event hosted by Pick It Up Pictures.
This was a mistake as the government has given in to the bullying NIMBY brigade.
I WAS truly amazed to read in the Daily Post, Thursday, March 15, an article on the saving of Edge Hill Library on Lodge Lane, I almost fell out of my NIMBY protester's tree.
We should be welcoming strangers with a chance for a fresh start instead of quoting NIMBY all the time.
It's a classic NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) problem and the planning authorities will have a judgement of Solomon before them.
Is there strong NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) opposition to wind power?
This NIMBY attitude will do nothing to promote the many positive aspects of life in Scotland.
From NIMBY to Good Neighbors: Recent Studies Reinforce that Apartments are Good for a Community collects and distills several recent academic reports that disarm several perennial NIMBY complaints.
Last month's cover story (which is continued this month in a feature beginning on page 36) examined the NIMBY (not in my back yard) attitude as it affects recycling facility operators.
Nownow didn't appreciate the raised tempers and perjorative language in the debate: "The use of such buzz words as NIMBY helps no one and sets the situation up for a battle royal.