Perception of environmental risks and NIMBY effect (CZ.5.01.2013.221.008)

In connection with the development of territory and extensive construction in the surroundings, a natural conflict of interests occurs, with the interest or need to construct a particular structure on one side and the interest of e.g. local inhabitants to keep their vicinity unchanged and attempt to change the localisation of the planned construction on the other. In this connection, the Institute for Evaluations and Social Analyses (INESAN) conducted a survey in May 2013, focusing on the tolerance of construction of those facilities. 

One of the results was an article called Attitudes of Czech Inhabitants to the Construction and Role of Municipal Waste Incinerators, which brought an analysis of the inhabitants’ attitudes to the construction of the waste-to-energy facilities, which is aimed to show how the level of tolerance to the construction of those facilities changes depending on the distance of its planned location from the respondents’ residence. Another article Acceptance of a waste treatment facility on the background of the NIMBY effect deals with the construction of various facilities in the vicinity of the respondents’ residence and their acceptance of suh a facility, and, last but not least, the article  Evaluation fo the social benefit of selected facilities focuses on opinions and attitudes of Czech inhabitants to the benefit of selected facilities.

Attitudes of the public to power structures

The leaflet informs about the main findings of the survey. The survey deals with the attitudes of inhabitants to thermal power plants and nuclear power plants, solar power plants and wind power plants.

Shaping of inhabitants on the basis of attitudes to the development of the place of residence

The leaflet informs about the main findings of the survey. The leaflet presents extremely negative attitudes of individual groups of inhabitants to new investment construction.

Construction of shopping centres – public service or business?

The leaflet informs about the main findings of the survey. The summary result documents the way how individual types of buildings are perceived by the public.