NIMBYism seen as biggest obstacle to evolution of vibrant urban communities

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nimbyismThe Saint Index survey of American opposition to development has struck a chord with the free-market blog Market Urbanism, which calls NIMBYism the biggest obstacle to the evolution of vibrant urban communities.

The third annual survey by The Saint Consulting Group reports that a quarter of Americans say they or a family member have actively opposed a development project. The blog post points out that local politicians often bow to the vocal minorities to avoid making waves, but their impositions are at the expense of the overall community and the environment.

Market Urbanism has been running a series on Urbanism Legends, which tackle commonly-held views that developers only want to maximise profits with no regard for the community.

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