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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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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.
Developers Attack NIMBYism--The Fair Housing Act As A Sword, on page 32, discusses the rights of developers and owners, and gives numerous examples of the action taken by people who faced and conquered NIMBYism.
NIMBYism (Not In My Back Yard) is a term used to describe community opposition to development.
One thing is certain, nimbyism is alive and well and living in Balsall Common and Berkswell.
Nimbyism at its best: 'Oh dear, my house valuation will go down.
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.
Not our grandfathers," I was told in a sustained example of blind-folded nimbyism.
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.