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22nd Mar '16 5:52:08 AM Jhonny
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* Big infrastructure projects are very prone to this and NIMBYs are one of the main reasons why many a project has spent decades in DevelopmentHell, even if it was approved in a ballot measure by supermajorities or basically all political parties agree it to be the best thing since sliced bread. [[TropesAreNotBad On the other hand]], NIMBY concerns have on occasion kept cities from making disastrous decisions and some politicians are even able to admit [[JerkassHasAPoint that the NIMBYs were right]], decades after the fact.

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* Big infrastructure projects are very prone to this and NIMBYs NIMBY s are one of the main reasons why many a project has spent decades in DevelopmentHell, even if it was approved in a ballot measure by supermajorities or basically all political parties agree it to be the best thing since sliced bread. [[TropesAreNotBad On the other hand]], NIMBY concerns have on occasion kept cities from making disastrous decisions and some politicians are even able to admit [[JerkassHasAPoint that the NIMBYs were right]], decades after the fact.
22nd Mar '16 5:51:35 AM Jhonny
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* Big infrastructure projects are very prone to this and NIMBYs are one of the main reasons why many a project has spent decades in DevelopmentHell, even if it was approved in a ballot measure by supermajorities or basically all political parties agree it to be the best thing since sliced bread. [[TropesAreNotBad On the other hand]], NIMBY concerns have on occasion kept cities from making disastrous decisions and some politicians are even able to admit [[JerkassHasAPoint that the NIMBYs were right]], decades after the fact.
22nd Mar '16 5:42:15 AM Jhonny
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* The inversion of this trope can also be problematic. Say you want to build a new [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6ln%E2%80%93Frankfurt_high-speed_rail_line hyperfast train line]], to link - well I don't know maybe the fourth largest city and a major banking center of your country - of course you would want it to stop only very rarely or not at all between either terminus. But to get the whole thing built, you have to get the agreement of local politicians. Who of course want to have a stop in their district. Cue two stops twenty kilometers apart, which are - even in the [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahnhof_Montabaur#Kritik German Wikipedia entry]] - said to be a result of political blackmail in so many words. [[note:]] The line in question reads "Kritiker sehen in den im Abstand von rund 20 km liegenden Stationen Limburg und Montabaur das Ergebnis einer politischen Erpressung." - Critics see the stations Limburg and Montabaur which are about 20 km from each other as the result of political blackmail"[[/note]]

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* The inversion of this trope can also be problematic. Say you want to build a new [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6ln%E2%80%93Frankfurt_high-speed_rail_line hyperfast train line]], to link - well I don't know maybe the fourth largest city and a major banking center of your country - of course you would want it to stop only very rarely or not at all between either terminus. But to get the whole thing built, you have to get the agreement of local politicians. Who of course want to have a stop in their district. Cue two stops twenty kilometers apart, which are - even in the [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahnhof_Montabaur#Kritik German Wikipedia entry]] - said to be a result of political blackmail in so many words. [[note:]] [[note]] The line in question reads "Kritiker sehen in den im Abstand von rund 20 km liegenden Stationen Limburg und Montabaur das Ergebnis einer politischen Erpressung." - Critics see the stations Limburg and Montabaur which are about 20 km from each other as the result of political blackmail"[[/note]]
22nd Mar '16 5:41:35 AM Jhonny
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* The inversion of this trope can also be problematic. Say you want to build a new [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6ln%E2%80%93Frankfurt_high-speed_rail_line hyperfast train line]], to link - well I don't know maybe the fourth largest city and a major banking center of your country - of course you would want it to stop only very rarely or not at all between either terminus. But to get the whole thing built, you have to get the agreement of local politicians. Who of course want to have a stop in their district. Cue two stops twenty kilometers apart, which are - even in the [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahnhof_Montabaur#Kritik German Wikipedia entry]] - said to be a result of political blackmail in so many words.

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* The inversion of this trope can also be problematic. Say you want to build a new [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6ln%E2%80%93Frankfurt_high-speed_rail_line hyperfast train line]], to link - well I don't know maybe the fourth largest city and a major banking center of your country - of course you would want it to stop only very rarely or not at all between either terminus. But to get the whole thing built, you have to get the agreement of local politicians. Who of course want to have a stop in their district. Cue two stops twenty kilometers apart, which are - even in the [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahnhof_Montabaur#Kritik German Wikipedia entry]] - said to be a result of political blackmail in so many words. [[note:]] The line in question reads "Kritiker sehen in den im Abstand von rund 20 km liegenden Stationen Limburg und Montabaur das Ergebnis einer politischen Erpressung." - Critics see the stations Limburg and Montabaur which are about 20 km from each other as the result of political blackmail"[[/note]]
22nd Mar '16 5:39:32 AM Jhonny
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* The inversion of this trope can also be problematic. Say you want to build a new [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6ln%E2%80%93Frankfurt_high-speed_rail_line hyperfast train line]], to link - well I don't know maybe the fourth largest city and a major banking center of your country - of course you would want it to stop only very rarely or not at all between either terminus. But to get the whole thing built, you have to get the agreement of local politicians. Who of course want to have a stop in their district. Cue two stops twenty kilometers apart, which are - even in the [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahnhof_Montabaur#Kritik German Wikipedia entry]] - said to be a result of political blackmail in so many words.
9th Dec '15 10:35:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Constructor}}'': High-level tenants are conscious of their neighbors, especially if you group Nerds together with noisy Hippies on the same estate. They also tend to demand more costly fences. The most expensive one is the Insurmountable Monolith, which more closely resembles the Berlin Wall. Only Yuppies want to live next to this monstrosity, which they dub "Art Deco".
* In ''{{Pharaoh}}'', there are many buildings that produce various entertainers and service providers required to keep your citizens happy. Unfortunately, while the walkers are welcome, the ''buildings'' themselves are not. Reasons range from the sensible (industrial buildings are ugly, noisy and smelly) to FridgeLogic (people coming and going from the dance school)[[note]]The conservative, gods-fearing Egyptians don't like the unruly liberal artists.[[/note]]. Most cities end up with [[DoesThisRemindyouOfAnything a few zones of highly-developped housing, requiring vast slums of workers to keep the rich society's services running correctly]].

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* ''{{Constructor}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Constructor}}'': High-level tenants are conscious of their neighbors, especially if you group Nerds together with noisy Hippies on the same estate. They also tend to demand more costly fences. The most expensive one is the Insurmountable Monolith, which more closely resembles the Berlin Wall. Only Yuppies want to live next to this monstrosity, which they dub "Art Deco".
* In ''{{Pharaoh}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Pharaoh}}'', there are many buildings that produce various entertainers and service providers required to keep your citizens happy. Unfortunately, while the walkers are welcome, the ''buildings'' themselves are not. Reasons range from the sensible (industrial buildings are ugly, noisy and smelly) to FridgeLogic (people coming and going from the dance school)[[note]]The conservative, gods-fearing Egyptians don't like the unruly liberal artists.[[/note]]. Most cities end up with [[DoesThisRemindyouOfAnything a few zones of highly-developped housing, requiring vast slums of workers to keep the rich society's services running correctly]].
20th Oct '15 1:58:21 PM LaurelHS
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** It doesn't end at industrial sites, in some areas there are rules in regards to anything from whether a building is allowed to be a certain height or design to what renovations and extensions a home owner can have, to keep in line with the heritage of the area for example. Even when there's not the NIMBY go BANANAS and go up in srms over ThereShouldBeALaw.

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** It doesn't end at industrial sites, in some areas there are rules in regards to anything from whether a building is allowed to be a certain height or design to what renovations and extensions a home owner can have, to keep in line with the heritage of the area for example. Even when there's not the NIMBY go BANANAS and go up in srms arms over ThereShouldBeALaw.
20th Oct '15 1:49:05 PM LaurelHS
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* Train tracks. Nobody wants to be woken up by that train that goes through at 3:00 in the morning. Some people also have safety concerns about train tracks; if a freight train derails while transporting toxic or explosive materials, you don't want to be anywhere nearby. This was grimly illustrated by the [[2013 Lac-Mégantic disaster https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lac-M%C3%A9gantic_rail_disaster]].

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* Train tracks. Nobody wants to be woken up by that train that goes through at 3:00 in the morning. Some people also have safety concerns about train tracks; if a freight train derails while transporting toxic or explosive materials, you don't want to be anywhere nearby. This was grimly illustrated by the [[2013 Lac-Mégantic disaster https://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lac-M%C3%A9gantic_rail_disaster]].org/wiki/Lac-M%C3%A9gantic_rail_disaster 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster]].
20th Oct '15 1:40:14 PM LaurelHS
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20th Oct '15 1:38:22 PM LaurelHS
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* Train tracks. Nobody wants to be woken up by that train that goes through at 3:00 in the morning.

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* Train tracks. Nobody wants to be woken up by that train that goes through at 3:00 in the morning. Some people also have safety concerns about train tracks; if a freight train derails while transporting toxic or explosive materials, you don't want to be anywhere nearby. This was grimly illustrated by the [[2013 Lac-Mégantic disaster https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lac-M%C3%A9gantic_rail_disaster]].
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