Monthly Archives: May 2016

NIMBY versus YIMBY: Two Sides to Every Story

In contrast to the efforts of residents who oppose any form of denser development in their neighborhoods despite demand and research that suggests a growing appeal for it, a new grassroots movement is opposing limitations on housing development that contribute to housing shortages and higher rents. Unlike the NIMBY (not in my backyard) movement, YIMBYs “support abundant housing and sustainable infill in growing cities.” In fact, YimbyTown, a conference of likeminded housing advocate organizations like the San Francisco Bay Area Renters Federation (yes, BARF) will be held June 17-19 in … Read More

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