NIMBY (an acronym for the phrase "Not In My Back Yard"), or Nimby, "is a pejorative characterization of opposition by residents to a proposal for a new development because it is close to them, often with the connotation that such residents believe that the developments are needed in society but should be further away. Opposing residents themselves are sometimes called Nimbies.
Examples of projects likely to be opposed are fracking, homeless shelters, oil wells, chemical plants, industrial parks, military bases, wind turbines, desalination plants, landfills, incinerators, power plants, prisons, pubs, adult entertainment establishments,
mobile telephone network masts, abortion clinics, toxic waste dumps, group homes, youth hostels, sports stadiums, strip malls, housing developments, freight railway, highways, airports,seaports, and medical cannabis dispensaries along with recreational cannabis shops...
NIMBY and its derivative terms NIMBYism, NIMBYs, and NIMBYists, refer implicitly to debates of development generally or to a specific case. As such, their use is inherently contentious. The term is usually applied to opponents of a development, implying that they have narrow, selfish, or myopic views. Its use is often pejorative."
= "the practice of objecting to something that will affect one or take place in one's locality
- NIMBY, BANANA, BANDANA
- A 3 Part Series On Development Opposition.
"For PART I, we’ll start with NIMBYs (Not In My Back Yard)
PART II will be about BANANAs (BuildAbsolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything….orAnyone)
PART III will discuss BANDANAs (Build Absolutely No Desalination Absolutely Near Anything) plus tie the package up with a bow."
GOODBYE NIMBY, HELLO PIMBY
"In some communities elsewhere, what may have started out as a NIMBY case may well end up as a PIMBY - Please, (put it) In My Backyard."