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nimbyism

An outlook that opposes nearly any 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. The term is based on the acronym "NIMBY," meaning "not in my back yard," a clichéd expression of such opposition. Nimbyism rears its head any time a development is proposed, but sometimes people see that progress is possible.
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NIMBYism has also been cited in areas as disparate as Jamestown Properties' proposed addition to Chelsea Market, New York University's four-building proposal south of Washington Square Park, Wal Mart's rumored plans to lease space within the city, and during the proposed creation of additional Upper West Side and Downtown Brooklyn historic districts.
Redunderthebed responded: "And, of course, those who are accusing these residents of nimbyism would be perfectly happy to have a mast stuck outside their front door and wouldn't raise their voices in protest at all.
The "Backyard" has grown so greatly that nowadays NIMBYism affects companies all over the world.
Of the 2,000 members of the public surveyed, four in five (78 per cent) thought that their local area was just right or already over-developed, suggesting that NIMBYism could be a significant barrier to new development.
It has come about because of nimbyism - prejudice against student communities, and the anti-social behaviour of minorities within them.
Congleton Vale spokesman Jamie Smith, 31, said: "I do feel angry she has got involved on the side of the nimbyism.
notes, outdated zoning and NIMBYism may be the greatest threats to affordability nationally.
Clr Jean Calvert, a member of the Huddersfield Planning Committee, described the divide between the vineyard and neighbours as "a shame" adding: "This is the worst case of nimbyism (not in my back yard) I've ever seen.
If either of these facts can be described as nimbyism, then even the dictionaries have defined the word incorrectly.
Quite rightly, this hysterical and hypocritical nimbyism did not resonate elsewhere in Cardiff and Plaid lost all their remaining councillors and failed to win a single seat.
There does seem to be a degree of nimbyism involved in this row.
They will always be able to hold the moral and environmental high ground but their stance is misguided nimbyism, at least in my view.
But the anti-HS2 protesters should not fear accusations of Nimbyism.