the practice of objecting to something that will affect one or take place in one's locality
NIMBYism, nimby-ism[ˈnɪmbiɪzəm]n → le "où vous voudrez mais pas chez moi"fait de s'opposer à quelque chose qui va changer son voisinage, par exemple refuser la construction d'un hôpital psychiatrique près de chez soi
Where Houston has long been famous for its virtual absence of regulations on building, greater San Francisco is famous for its NIMBYism that is, the power of 'not in my backyard' sentiment to prevent new housing construction.
Woven into the backdrop of the contemporary issue of nimbyism, the story tells how Bee, still grieving the loss of her beloved great grandmother, deals with the issues life throws her way and achieves her goal by swimming (to the moon?) despite her physical problems and her initial lack of self confidence.
THERE have been a lot of letters printed in the Gazette from residents lately regarding councils building new houses in their areas which they are against, they, the residents in the areas concerned say it isn't nimbyism.
I realise that there is a lot of NIMBYism out there in regard to the new line, but as Michael says, if British Industry gets the majority of the contracts and lines of communication between the main UK conurbations are improved surely the pros will outweigh the cons.