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 Post subject: NIMBYism
PostPosted: Thu August 08, 2019 2:34 pm 
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I need to start a thread so we can collect all the ridiculous cases of people trying to stop much needed development.



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 Post subject: Re: NIMBYism
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Green Habit wrote:
I need to start a thread so we can collect all the ridiculous cases of people trying to stop much needed development.




I thought the new thing was Yimbyism?

Multi family Zoning et al.


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 Post subject: Re: NIMBYism
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I'm fine with either I think.

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 Post subject: Re: NIMBYism
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Electromatic wrote:
Green Habit wrote:
I need to start a thread so we can collect all the ridiculous cases of people trying to stop much needed development.




I thought the new thing was Yimbyism?

Multi family Zoning et al.


Not In My BackYard vs. Yes In My BackYard.

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 Post subject: Re: NIMBYism
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Electromatic wrote:
I thought the new thing was Yimbyism?

Multi family Zoning et al.
It is, and it's the good thing that's countering NIMBYism.

Meanwhile, in Lexington this thing is allegedly "historic".



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 Post subject: Re: NIMBYism
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Around here, there's a development that cut into the park, and everyone fought against it. They finished that development about a year ago.

Now the people that live there are pissed about a new development next to them that is going to cut into the park.

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 Post subject: Re: NIMBYism
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Returning home to small town Mississippi I was expecting to see a town slowly rotting, but I'm surprised to see it booming. New shops everywhere, and not just chain stores, but unique shops and restaurants. A lot of old buildings torn down, but I don't think anyone misses them. Traffic is terrible though. The sprawl is becoming unbearable.

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 Post subject: Re: NIMBYism
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This thread is like 20 years too late for my neck of the woods.


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 Post subject: Re: NIMBYism
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Mickey wrote:
Electromatic wrote:
Green Habit wrote:
I need to start a thread so we can collect all the ridiculous cases of people trying to stop much needed development.




I thought the new thing was Yimbyism?

Multi family Zoning et al.


Not In My BackYard vs. Yes In My BackYard.

What about RIMBYism?

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 Post subject: Re: NIMBYism
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BurtReynolds wrote:
Returning home to small town Mississippi I was expecting to see a town slowly rotting, but I'm surprised to see it booming. New shops everywhere, and not just chain stores, but unique shops and restaurants. A lot of old buildings torn down, but I don't think anyone misses them. Traffic is terrible though. The sprawl is becoming unbearable.


Where'd you grow up in Mississippi Burt?

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 Post subject: Re: NIMBYism
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Mickey wrote:
BurtReynolds wrote:
Returning home to small town Mississippi I was expecting to see a town slowly rotting, but I'm surprised to see it booming. New shops everywhere, and not just chain stores, but unique shops and restaurants. A lot of old buildings torn down, but I don't think anyone misses them. Traffic is terrible though. The sprawl is becoming unbearable.


Where'd you grow up in Mississippi Burt?

Hard Time. He was surrounded by four walls that weren’t so pretty.

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 Post subject: Re: NIMBYism
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Mickey wrote:
BurtReynolds wrote:
Returning home to small town Mississippi I was expecting to see a town slowly rotting, but I'm surprised to see it booming. New shops everywhere, and not just chain stores, but unique shops and restaurants. A lot of old buildings torn down, but I don't think anyone misses them. Traffic is terrible though. The sprawl is becoming unbearable.


Where'd you grow up in Mississippi Burt?

Hattiesburg area.

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BurtReynolds wrote:
Mickey wrote:
BurtReynolds wrote:
Returning home to small town Mississippi I was expecting to see a town slowly rotting, but I'm surprised to see it booming. New shops everywhere, and not just chain stores, but unique shops and restaurants. A lot of old buildings torn down, but I don't think anyone misses them. Traffic is terrible though. The sprawl is becoming unbearable.


Where'd you grow up in Mississippi Burt?

Hattiesburg area.


Oh the other other university.

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 Post subject: Re: NIMBYism
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Mickey wrote:
BurtReynolds wrote:
Mickey wrote:
BurtReynolds wrote:
Returning home to small town Mississippi I was expecting to see a town slowly rotting, but I'm surprised to see it booming. New shops everywhere, and not just chain stores, but unique shops and restaurants. A lot of old buildings torn down, but I don't think anyone misses them. Traffic is terrible though. The sprawl is becoming unbearable.


Where'd you grow up in Mississippi Burt?

Hattiesburg area.


Oh the other other university.

I thought it was the other, other school. Are we not counting MSU anymore?

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 Post subject: Re: NIMBYism
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BurtReynolds wrote:
Mickey wrote:
BurtReynolds wrote:
Mickey wrote:
BurtReynolds wrote:
Returning home to small town Mississippi I was expecting to see a town slowly rotting, but I'm surprised to see it booming. New shops everywhere, and not just chain stores, but unique shops and restaurants. A lot of old buildings torn down, but I don't think anyone misses them. Traffic is terrible though. The sprawl is becoming unbearable.


Where'd you grow up in Mississippi Burt?

Hattiesburg area.


Oh the other other university.

I thought it was the other, other school. Are we not counting MSU anymore?

That is what I'm saying. Oxford > Starkville > Hattiesburg

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 Post subject: Re: NIMBYism
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Though actually I think I'd way rather live in Hattiesburg than Starkville

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 Post subject: Re: NIMBYism
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Oh I only saw one other. USM can't be considered a real school when it's football team isn't even in the SEC.

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 Post subject: Re: NIMBYism
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BurtReynolds wrote:
Oh I only saw one other. USM can't be considered a real school when it's football team isn't even in the SEC.


UM doesn't even truly belong to the SEC though.

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 Post subject: Re: NIMBYism
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I see two types of Nimbyism. There's "ew, poor people. Get them away." Then there's the type where people are worried about their property values. The latter is a solid argument.

I listened to a good podcast with Matt Yglesias and a woman from the Brookings Institute about housing. The woman (I think her name was Jen Schuetz or something) said that one of the problems is that so many people have the majority of their wealth tied up in their homes. So there's this fragility to any policy that would harm people's nest egg. And I don't know that there's an easy solution.

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This problem infects the West a lot.

A building isn't a "landmark" just because your dumb ass remembers it from your childhood.

It's just a shitty stucco building that wasn't built to last.


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