The opponents of highway and other construction projects near their homes have created a new acronym for themselves - NIMBY, or Not-In-My-Back-Yard. The movement is slowing down efforts to rebuild our infrastructure. Motivated by fear of the effects of these projects on their neighborhoods, people join campaigns, hire lawyers to file class-action suits, and take to the streets in protest. The result is lengthy project delays and increased costs. Often the opposition succeeds in halting the project altogether. With burgeoning infrastructure needs, something must change or the nation may face paralysis. Many examples are included in this article.

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    Associated General Contractors of America

    2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 400
    Arlington, VA  United States  22201
  • Authors:
    • Greenhut, S
  • Publication Date: 1989-11

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 85-87
  • Serial:
    • Constructor
    • Volume: 71
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Associated General Contractors of America
    • ISSN: 0162-6191

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00490114
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1989 12:00AM