NIMBYism on the Rise, Poll Finds

posted by Patrick Slevin

A recent poll conducted in United Kingdom shows NIMBYism on the rise, despite the need for more housing.  Over 80 percent of Brits want new housing developed, but not near them.  The paradox sounds familiar.  Much like majority of Americans have a very low opinion of Congress, but think highly of their local Congressman. 

England provides a preview of how NIMBY impacts North America.  The increased demand for mult-family housing in the US is countered by homeowners who don’t want it in their backyards, as evidenced in Long Island (See Nov. 30 blog). 

The Press Association published the findings of the poll.  Read it here, NIMBYism on the Rise, Poll Finds

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