nimbyism


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nimbyism

(ˈnɪmbɪˌɪzəm)
n
the practice of objecting to something that will affect one or take place in one's locality
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nimbyism

NIMBYism, nimby-ism [ˈnɪmbiɪzəm] nle "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
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These councillors might think they're getting a quick win out of NIMBYism, but they're holding Manchester back.
* In addition to the importance of land availability, input from local citizens (NIMBYISM) significantly influences development.
It is Nimbyism, highlighted by resident Barry McGeachy's statement that it would be fine if it was elsewhere.
As always our planners dismissed the facts as 'nimbyism'.
THE head of Durham Constabulary has slammed "short-sighted nimbyism" for depriving the force of a six-figure payday.
without causing anyone any harm, and the location is such that there is no nimbyism."
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.
CAMPAIGNERS from the community action group Save Mirfield were among the delegates and speakers at a national conference held to discuss NIMBYism (not in my back yard) in the UK.
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.