YIMBYs

YIMBY

Where Pro-Development Groups Are Gaining Traction

The YIMBY movement seems to be gaining steam as more the country deals with growing housing prices and increasing numbers of people experiencing homelessness. Recent research reveals where pro-development forces are most likely to call home.

April 18, 2022 - Brookings

NIMBY Sign

What Is a NIMBY?

One of the most politically charged and controversial terms in planning, the acronym NIMBY stands for Not In My Back Yard.

March 14, 2022 - James Brasuell

An image of stadium seats at Petco Park in San Diego, with new buildings under construction nearby in the background.

Former San Diego Mayor Leaves Pro-Development Politics Behind for Recall Race

While Mayor of San Diego, Republican Kevin Faulconer made a name for himself as a prominently YIMBY politician. He's abandoned those views now that he's running for Gov. Gavin Newsom's spot in the state's recall race.

August 12, 2021 - Voice of San Diego

Urban Infill

Density Skepticism and Neighborhood Protection

Resistance mounts to the zoning reforms gaining traction in the United States.

April 16, 2021 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Queen Anne Hill Seattle

Seattle Has a Housing Crisis, Not a Land Crisis

Like many attractive, economically successful cities Seattle has a housing crisis, but not a land crisis. There is plenty of land if the city will just grow up.

April 4, 2021 - The Urbanist

Buckhead, Atlanta

Debating Atlanta's 'City Design Housing' Reform Movement

One of the most ambitious zoning reform efforts in the country is still in early stages, and the public has taken notice.

March 18, 2021 - Buckhead Reporter

Grizzly Point Berkeley

Upzoning Catches on in California

Eliminating single-family zoning and other exclusionary ordinances could have major impacts on housing in some of the country's most unaffordable cities.

March 8, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

San Francisco Residential Neighborhoods

State Preemption Hitting Home for California Cities

Recently approved laws that force cities to take a more proactive approach to the state-mandated Regional Housing Needs Assessment process are beginning to take effect in California.

January 29, 2021 - San Francisco Weekly

Observation Deck

YIMBYs Go Mainstream in New York

YIMBY, pro-development, politics are gaining support and attention in New York City at an opportune moment in the city's planning history.

January 14, 2021 - The Real Deal

Shaw, D.C.

Is Anti-Growth the Wrong Approach to Fighting Gentrification?

Limiting development has been a powerful tool for anti-gentrification activists, but have these policies had counter-productive effects?

January 10, 2021 - The Atlantic

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Expanding HUD’s Eviction Protection Grant Program

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New Updates on The Edge

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