NIMBY Never Changes

posted by Patrick Slevin

The world has changed a lot since the 1980’s, but the NIMBY syndrome has proven to be ageless. The David v. Goliath genre is as popular now as it was back then.  The NY Times has archived a vast number of stories on NIMBY fights going back nearly 30 years ago.  Here is the link: NY Times Archived NIMBY Stories.

This recycling of political risk, community opposition and lost economic opportunity requires new strategies in stakeholder engagement.  This is the key to breaking down status quo sentiments at the federal, state, and local levels.

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