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NIMBY

1. An acronym for "not in my back yard," a clichéd expression of opposition to some development or change proposed for one's immediate area, based on the opinion that it will have a negative impact on one's home or local surroundings. There will always be people shouting "NIMBY!" any time a development is proposed. Of course, there were plenty from the NIMBY movement who showed up to oppose the new condominiums being built over the old park.
2. A person who espouses such views. For every proposed development, there are bound to be NIMBYs who oppose it no matter what.

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

NIMBY

Acronym for “not in my backyard,” voicing a strong objection to construction projects or institutions considered detrimental to one’s neighborhood or locality. The term is relatively new, dating from about 1980, although the sentiment expressed is much older. A Boston Globe editorial on October 27, 2003, describing a compromise in proposed zoning for multifamily housing, was entitled “A Nod to NIMBY-ism.”
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The Severn tidal barrage is not allowed in the NIMBY scenario because in this storyline, it is perceived as a negative direct impact on the community.
Similarly, we expect members of NIMBY movements to construct discourses that present their members as victims, while depicting immigrants and their allies as villains or abusers of the space, services, and "rights" of legal and cultural citizenry of the United States.
Le present article cherche a degager differentes approches du syndrome NIMBY a partir d'une revue des ecrits.
The article seems to be sticking up for the greatly misunderstood middle-class NIMBY. While I have no doubt that the planning system should involve as many people as possible in its deliberations, a concentration on those who don't know how to play the game or work the system is particularly valid.
Leni Marin, the national program director on immigration at the Family Violence Prevention Fund, says "It's easy to see that there's a xenophobic feeling, and a NIMBY mentality that doesn't take into reality the diversity of New York, being protective of the neighborhood by saying that these are outsiders who don't look like us so we need to keep them out." Marin adds, "I worry about any incident that pits the interests of a community against the need to provide safe haven to fight domestic violence."
Simple enough, until the citizenry shouts "NIMBY!" To minimize the not in-my-backyard attitude, many city planners require new wireless towers to blend into the natural or urban landscape.
MAY I be allowed to mediate in the immigration argument between the NIMBY (not in my back yard) and the liberal (don't say a word or you're a racist) camps?
The NIMBY ("not in my backyard") syndrome has long frustrated the efforts of policy makers, land use planners, and developers to site locally undesirable but socially beneficial facilities.
DAVID TAYLOR is doubtless aware of the term NIMBY - Not-in-my-back-yard.
MOST OF US HAVE KNOWN about activities or projects to which we would have declared "Not in my backyard!" -- the NIMBY phenomena.
* In a country filled with NIMBY (not in my back yard) syndrome, building a new supermarket or shopping center isn't as easy as it used to be.
NIMBY ("not in my back yard") comes into play when either inexpensive housing for middle- or lower-income folk or very expensive palatial structures creep into the area.
More affluent subdivisions in the area ran up the NIMBY (Not in My Back Yard) flag immediately.
The report by Piat, "The NIMBY Phenomenon: Listening to Community Residents' Concerns about Developing Housing for Deinstitutionalized People," is a very stimulating and challenging piece of qualitative research.