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31 March 2008March 31, 2008

How can the NIMBY syndrome be avoided?

Economic Note on the impact of structured opposition movements on economic development

How can the NIMBY syndrome be avoided?

The syndrome known as NIMBY (short for Not In My BackYard) designates any conflict involving the location of dangerous or nuisance-creating projects in places where local people can be expected to oppose their establishment. In the last few decades we have seen a growth and broadening in this phenomenon of structured opposition, the intensity of which has led many public authorities to suffer from a tendency to stagnate with respect to major projects.

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How can the NIMBY syndrome be avoided?

The syndrome known as NIMBY (short for Not In My BackYard) designates any conflict involving the location of dangerous or nuisance-creating projects in places where local people can be expected to oppose their establishment. In the last few decades we have seen a growth and broadening in this phenomenon of structured opposition, the intensity of which has led many public authorities to suffer from a tendency to stagnate with respect to major projects.


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