NIMBYism Alive and Well

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April 4, 2007 Novae Res Urbis

People hate casinos, landfills, power plants and big-box stores, but welcome single-family homes, hospitals and even office towers in their backyards, according to the first national survey of Canadian attitudes toward real estate developments.

The survey by Saint Consulting Group, which recently opened its first Canadian office in Toronto, also found that contrary to recent polls claiming the public is gaga over the environment these days, the biggest sources of opposition to these developments cited was the protection of community character and distrust in local politicians, who are often viewed as too cozy with developers.

NIMBYism Alive and Well

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