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NIMBY

A derogatory term; an acronym for “not in my backyard.” It is intended to convey the sense that people are generally in favor of socially desirable programs such as half-way houses for felons, or unsavory but largely necessary uses such as waste disposal sites, as long as they are located in or near someone else's neighborhood.

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Direct informal policing of physical boundaries: NIMBYs did not rely exclusively upon the state to enforce physical boundaries.
Perhaps we should celebrate NIMBYs as the people who have preserved much of what we really value in our cities and countryside.
Without mechanisms to produce effective instruments, the NIMBYs and Marauders will prevail, and government will be fatally discredited.
Britain should be leading the world in these disciplines, but I fear we are falling behind other nations, due to our painfully slow planning procedures, being delayed even further by the negative attitude of these climate change deniers and NIMBYs.
The first step: Kill the Robbins bill that lets a few narcissistic NIMBYs poke their fingers in the eyes of Valley voters and taxpayers by preventing surface/elevated rail on the Orange Line right of way.
Sir, - Describing local authority support for an airport at Cliffe (Kent) as 'good news for campaigners', Jonathan Walker seems to assume that we're all just a bunch of nimbys, interested only in shifting the problems into someone else's back yard.
The Milngavie Nimbys, however, do not accept that the health of hundreds of thousands of fellow Scots, especially the very young, the aged and the vulnerable, should come first.
This time ignore local Nimbys, there is nothing of notable scientific interest to prevent development, it is an eyesore.
The industry could transform the economy of South Wales, and we should not listen to the Nimbys.
The PS32billion drive to improve links between London, Birmingham and the north of England, and on to Scotland, is open to fine tuning over the exact route but PM David Cameron should ignore the Nimbys.
Are they just paying lip service to the nimbys that live in rural Warwickshire?
The Journal should be condemning the behaviour of the nimbys.