One of the key challenges facing companies, governments and regulators is siting locally unwanted facilities. Most people accept the need for hazardous waste storage facilities, electricity generating plants and landfills, but do they want them in their backyard? The Understanding Social Permission (formerly Understanding NIMBY) report provides a cost efficient opportunity for managers to learn key lessons about the common challenges they face.
Understanding Social Permission tracks a number of key attitudes relating to Locally Unwanted Land Uses (LULU’s) including:
Perceived need for various land uses and facilities
Attitudes towards key stakeholders
General support for various land uses and facilities
Support for land use and facility development in local communities
Dread of various land uses and facilities
Understanding Social Permission looks at the views and experiences of over 4,000 Canadians allowing detailed regional breaks and providing an opportunity to explore relatively rare experiences.