Date of Award
Public Policy and Management
Dr. Bruce Clary
Prof. Charles Colgan
Locally Unwanted Land Uses, LULUs, Windham Maine, Recycling Plant, Muskie School of Public Service
Locally Unwanted Land Uses constitute a phenomenon peculiar to twentieth century industrialized countries. LULUs, as they have become known, are a facility or development that is perceived by citizens, communities, regions, or states as undesireable, so much so that effort and resources sufficient to end the threat of the facility being built in a location that will significantly impact those citizens, communities, regions, or states will be expended. This scenario has been replayed time and again in the country and others, in response to uses such as halfway houses, generating plants, and landfills.
Hamblen, Robert H., "A Community Divided: Coping With a Locally Unwanted Land Use" (1996). Muskie School Capstones. 2.