Profile Of A NIMBY

Do NIMBY residents prevent good planning, or serve as the last defense of traditional neighborhoods? A San Francisco Chronicle columnist investigates.
July 18, 2001, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"There are many demons in the Bay Area's infamous housing wars, but no genotype is so roundly despised as the NIMBY, that which voices the sentiment 'Not in my backyard.' Developers, architects, urban planners, city officials and even radical housing activists love to depict NIMBYs as the foes of progress... Or were NIMBYs the front-line soldiers who had beaten back the forces of unchecked capitalism and corporate monoculture to preserve one of the most beautiful cities in the world?"

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Published on Wednesday, July 18, 2001 in The San Francisco Chronicle
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