YIMBY

March 31, 2019, 1pm PDT
In a powerful opinion in The New York Times, state Senator Scott Wiener and UC Berkeley energy professor Daniel Kammen make the case that transportation emissions are rising in the Golden States because of the shortage of housing in coastal cities.
The New York Times
March 25, 2019, 9am PDT
A new paper examines the impacts of broad economic trends—like inequality, job markets, and migration—on housing markets in the nation's major metropolitan areas.
The Planning Report
March 20, 2019, 9am PDT
Building more fourplexes could do a lot to fix Portland’s missing middle plan, one commentator argues.
Henry Kraemer
March 20, 2019, 5am PDT
Strong support for local control has made statewide legislation to address the housing affordability crisis difficult to approve in the Bay State.
The Boston Globe
February 4, 2019, 11am PST
Civic San Diego and San Diego planning commissioners approved new parking standards that would eliminate minimums and set maximums of one space per multifamily unit. Those reforms and more must still be approved by the City Council.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
December 4, 2018, 12pm PST
California State Senator Scott Wiener has released the highly anticipated follow up to last year's failed bombshell of a housing bill, SB 827.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
October 26, 2018, 9am PDT
You know housing politics has gone mainstream when a satirical literary journal pokes fun at your acronyms.
McSweeney's
October 11, 2018, 7am PDT
It received a lot of press, but ultimately California's Senate Bill 827 went nowhere. Now, the state senator who introduced the bill is working with advocates who opposed it on another version that just might have better chances.
Curbed Los Angeles
August 6, 2018, 10am PDT
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) has introduced legislation that would tie federal funding to pro-development policies at the local level.
The American Prospect
June 8, 2018, 10am PDT
The new planning and zoning tools needed to achieve a more sustainable and equitable urban form, according to urban planning consultant Howard Blackson III.
UrbDeZine
May 3, 2018, 8am PDT
While tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Apple have approached the Bay Area's housing crisis gingerly the CEO of Yelp has thrown himself into the YIMBY movement. His activism says a lot about the real world and the virtual world.
California Planning & Development Report
April 19, 2018, 10am PDT
Kate Wagner argues that moral arguments about what kind of architecture is fitting, can stand in the way of good planning.
Common Edge
March 4, 2018, 11am PST
It's the old left, many home-owning seniors, against the younger left, many renter millennials when it comes to housing, according to an NBC report that looks at the local political dynamics underpinning the expensive California housing market.
NBC News
January 14, 2018, 1pm PST
This list is a wishlist of the most ambitious possible YIMBY political platform.
Urbanize LA
January 12, 2018, 11am PST
Fort Lawton, an affordable housing proposal including over 200 units, got a warm reception at a meeting in Seattle.
The Stranger
December 5, 2017, 10am PST
If California is going to address its chronic housing shortage, single-family residential neighborhoods can no longer be ruled "off limits." Opposition to a small Berkeley subdivision spawned new housing legislation and fostered the YIMBY movement.
The New York Times
July 3, 2017, 11am PDT
As the YIMBY movement has gained momentum in high-cost cities, advocates for social justice and subsidized housing have taken aim, claiming that YIMBY's pro-development stance aligns them with predatory capitalism and neoliberalism.
California Planning & Development Report
May 3, 2017, 7am PDT
The author of California’s successful accessory dwelling unit legislation last year discusses this session's efforts, as well as the role of the state in determining local housing supply.
The Planning Report
April 7, 2017, 8am PDT
There are lots of arguments available for people that want to oppose new housing projects, but what are a few guiding principles for framing a supportive and constructive housing conversation?
Sightline Institute
June 23, 2016, 5am PDT
The advocacy group Better Boulder held the YIMBY 2016 conference earlier this month.
Next City