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May 15, 2018

In this second installment of a two-part feature on NIMBYism, guest Steve Fields of The Progress Foundation shares his views and experiences in dealing with community opposition to facilities like The PEER Center, featured in the previous episode. In addition to offering his views on the Center’s situation, he also shares his method for preventing community opposition before the opening of a facility. He also offers his opinions on why people are so afraid of such facilities, how to minimize or eliminate that fear, and reflects on the emotional impact of such opposition, which often can’t help being interpreted as a personal attack.

 

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS  

[4:00]   The problem with “NIMBY” as a name.

[6:07]   Steve’s observations about The PEER Center’s situation.

[8:42]   How can a non-profit prevent NIMBY opposition?

[15:15] Why are people and communities so afraid?

[25:39] The emotional impact of NIMBY.

 

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