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Jargon Watch: Acronyms Every Green Urbanist Should Know

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Image Credit Judit Klein Everybody knows NIMBY and even BANANA, but there are a lot more abbreviations for those people and organizations that want to obstruct or delay projects, be it a wind turbine, bike lane, or urban intensification. Yuri Artibise rounds up 15 , including some gems: CAVE[people]: Citizens Against Virtually Everything DBTD: Death By a Thousand Days--another common tactic used by planners to "fix" a project they don't like. MIGA: Make It Go Away RUID: Review Until It Dies and my favourite, because I have met so many: DUDE: Developer Under Delusions of Entitlement Yuri also points to a far more extensive list on Planetizen. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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