Terms

Many people have heard of NIMBY. Not In My Back Yard. This term describes the common feelings about property owners or renters that wish to block development or resist change to their immediate environment. For example: tracks of single family homes wishing to keep homeless shelters or liquor stores out of their immediate vicinity.

Fewer people have heard of BANANA. Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything. This term describes the attitude of people that oppose any development regardless of need, financial incentives or quality.

If you are concerned about the environment, be reasonable. No development means slow disintegration of the built environment and preserves nothing. Cities do not become wonderful places to live without growth.
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