Understanding the NIMBY and LULU Phenomena: Reassessing Our Knowledge Base and Informing Future Research

  title={Understanding the NIMBY and LULU Phenomena: Reassessing Our Knowledge Base and Informing Future Research},
  author={Carissa Schively},
  journal={Journal of Planning Literature},
  pages={255 - 266}
  • Carissa Schively
  • Published 1 February 2007
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  • Journal of Planning Literature
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