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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Breaking the NIMBY Law of Attraction begins with understanding that corporate developers who ignore, overlook or underestimate the community-at-large, the same community that grants the license to operate, is essentially increasing the risk of NIMBY opposition.
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.
They did a nice job, balancing interviews with people from the show, including me, with the NIMBY participants.
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.
This scheme conforms with the intricate laws on planning, and the community should be working with the planners and developers, not taking a NIMBY stance.
Not In My Backyard", or NIMBY, is a term used to describe a person or group of people who strongly oppose new development in their communities.
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.
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.
With the advent of social media, NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) groups have been given several unrestricted forums for opposing business initiatives.