Date of Award


Document Type



Public Policy and Management

First Advisor

Dr. Bruce Clary

Second Advisor

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.



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