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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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As for the charge of nimbyism, I suggest that Rob looks in the mirror, his letter was steeped in it.
All of us including Al Maiorino will have some NIMBYism when an issue hits our own backyard.
In New York, he cites the proposed Islamic community center and mosque near the World Trade Center as an example of NIMBYism gone awry.
While neglecting these local folks, Gottlieb at the same time romanticizes other grassroots activists, who appear immune to parochialism, narrow-mindedness, or NIMBYism.
In the letter in LASTWEDNESDAY's Observer (January 17, 2018) regarding the proposed crematorium at Bannockburn, Miss Rhona Peet accuses John Fowler of "continual nimbyism" and goes on to state that she"does not see anyone else from his group making any comments".
As for "Nimbyism", they can put a well in my back yard tomorrow.
Mr Jenkin's shrill attacks on renewable energy, with no replacements mentioned, and his clear disregard for housing needs, show all too clearly how out of touch the self-appointed mouthpieces of windy nimbyism actually are.
That goes for up here in the North East - but it goes even more so for sown south, where their Nimbyism is so much more highly tuned than ours.
He continued: "This isn't about nimbyism. Local residents understand that there is a need for some development in the area, but it is simply not feasible or sustainable on this scale.
The only objection is 'nimbyism' from people who would never have their own Ingleby Barwick home if it hadn't been built as a new development on similar land not so long ago.
This is destructive and loudly clamouring scepticism born of vested interest, nimbyism, publicity seeking, controversialism, or sheer blinkered dogmatic political bloody-mindedness" - Energy Secretary Ed Davey attacks climate change sceptics.
One thing is certain, nimbyism is alive and well and living in Balsall Common and Berkswell.
"Not our grandfathers," I was told in a sustained example of blind-folded nimbyism.
"Whereas in the South-east where there is more wealth, the feared nimbyism and protection of land seems to be the driver."
It is called the "Not In My Backyard Syndrome"(or NIMBYism).