NIMBYs

March 15, 2016, 8am PDT
Witness the full force of anti-development animus in Southern California, where at least three cities are facing variety of backlash to the status quo of zoning and development processes.
KPCC
March 14, 2016, 8am PDT
With the help of housing experts, San Francisco Chronicle columnist Chip Johnson points to abuse of the California Environmental Quality Act by NIMBYs as one of the main reasons for the Bay Area's housing crisis. Ethan Elkind offers an opposing view.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 9, 2016, 2pm PST
Around the country, small, rural towns are experiencing the same political conflicts related to land use and planning more commonly associated with the city.
Next City
March 7, 2016, 9am PST
The Golden State attracts high-end workers, while its high housing costs cause a disproportionate number of low and middle income workers to flee the state. The non-profit think tank, Next 10, delves into this crisis in three new reports.
Next 10
March 2, 2016, 10am PST
A development controversy in Seattle raises larger questions about land use regulation authority.
The Seattle Times
February 25, 2016, 8am PST
Move over "Neighborhood Integrity Initiative." The "Build Better LA" initiative will compete for the soul of the city in the November election.
Los Angeles Times
Feature
February 18, 2016, 2pm PST
Knee-jerk, ideological reactions to the California housing crisis rest on faulty arguments and threaten to cheat the state out of workable solutions.
Eric Panzer
February 10, 2016, 6am PST
It's possible that the ill effects of NIMBY obstructionism are enabled by a lack of understanding about how and why NIMBYism works.
CityLab
January 29, 2016, 9am PST
Aurora, Colorado recently approved a large, transit-adjacent project designed to appeal to a younger set than is currently living in the city. Some entrenched interests were not happy with the decision.
The Denver Post
January 20, 2016, 7am PST
Sacramento Bee's political columnist, Dan Walters, writes that NIMBYs are among the main reasons for the state's chronic housing crisis, and one of their main tools is the California Environmental Quality Act, which must be reformed by politicians.
The Sacramento Bee
January 11, 2016, 7am PST
Faced with a court ordered requirement to provide its fair share of affordable housing, one New Jersey town's residents have lashed out with some anti-Semitic overtones against plans for a new development.
The Atlantic
December 31, 2015, 12pm PST
While NIMBYs make a lot of noise and a lot of news, could it be that support outweighs opposition when it comes to development? Some residents in Bethesda, Maryland think so.
Bethesda Magazine
December 26, 2015, 11am PST
The issue of zoning might be a place for wonks of both the conservatives and the liberal variety to find middle ground, but zoning in the real world is more contentious than consensus.
City Observatory
December 22, 2015, 2pm PST
A former planning commissioner recalls often being surprised at the passion and anger displayed toward small changes around the city of San Francisco, and attempted to get to the nature of the fear driving the opposition.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 9, 2015, 2pm PST
A Boston Globe columnist comes down strongly in favor of a mixed-use project in a Boston suburb, and laments the obstacles facing smart growth in this and other, similar, communities.
The Boston Globe
November 27, 2015, 5am PST
The more project proposals change, the more the opposition stays the same—right?
Austin On Your Feet
November 19, 2015, 6am PST
A group of activists calling themselves the Coalition to Preserve L.A. has announced initiations to seek a ballot initiative that would enact a moratorium on projects requiring changes to the city's General Plan.
Los Angeles Times
November 12, 2015, 7am PST
In a new paper, researchers find that land use regulations in cities have effectively created a "zoning tax," which primarily impacts the poor and renting class.
Market Urbanism
October 31, 2015, 1pm PDT
Swatting down untruths and misinformation by bike lane opponents in St. Paul doesn't require a PhD, but it helps.
Beyond Chron
October 19, 2015, 2pm PDT
Northern Michigan's "premier summer resort town" finds itself embroiled in a heated development controversy, reflecting that town's changing population.
Detroit Free Press