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Young People Trend YIMBY, Older People NIMBY, in the San Francisco Bay Area

A recent survey found young people are more likely to support development in their neighborhood than their older counterparts in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area region.
April 4, 2017, 12pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Younger residents are more likely to support new housing projects than older groups in the Bay Area," reports Roland Li from findings produced by a recent poll conducted by the Bay Area Council.

"Seventy percent of millennials were in favor of building more housing in their own neighborhood, while only 57 percent of residents age 40 to 64 supported additional homes near them," adds Li.

Local media picked up on another result from the survey: that 40 percent of residents in the nine-county region said they're looking to leave the region. Most respondents cited the cost of living as their reason to leave.

Jim Wunderman, president of the Bay Area Council, is quoted in the article using the findings as evidence to support a pro-housing argument.

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Published on Sunday, April 2, 2017 in San Francisco Business Times
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