NIMBYs

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A small city in the South Bay Area, south of San Jose, has approved its first multi-family housing project—because state law mandated it.
The Mercury News
June 12, 2018, 8am PDT
The Census Bureau wants to be a friend to YIMBYs and NIMBYs alike.
United States Census Bureau
May 24, 2018, 12pm PDT
Proponents of a new Accessory Dwelling Unit rule in Seattle say the tactics of opponents backfired with this Environmental Impact Study.
Sightline Institute
May 16, 2018, 5am PDT
The city of Edina, Minnesota, provides an example of the suburban reaction to a wave of multi-family residential construction.
MinnPost
May 14, 2018, 9am PDT
Though the California housing bill was a high-profile failure for pro-development activists, there are initiatives all over the country that carry its spirit.
CityLab
May 11, 2018, 5am PDT
A satirical post for McSweeney's about the typical approach to the country's growing number of homeless brought to mind a famous song by Meat Loaf.
McSweeney's
April 23, 2018, 2pm PDT
Even before the bill was defeated, it exposed a major generational divide between anti-development environmentalists and their pro-density, pro-housing heirs.
San Francisco Magazine
March 23, 2018, 11am PDT
It's a sad day. Portlandia will no longer skewer the idiosyncrasies of enlightened urban lifestyles.
The Oregonian
March 19, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Angus Shops development is a model of urban adaptive reuse, but the residents who moved in the the initial development don't want any more housing added to the neighborhood.
The Globe and Mail
March 6, 2018, 10am PST
Another bill under consideration by the California State Legislature would take land use control away from local agencies near transit stations. In this case, the new authority would be regional.
The Mercury News
March 5, 2018, 10am PST
Amendments are circulating for one of the most-closely watched, and passionately debated, pieces of housing legislation in the country.
Medium
March 2, 2018, 10am PST
An op-ed raises a damaging point to counter the California-style progressivism that opposes new housing development: "local control is actually bedrock conservatism."
East Bay Express
March 1, 2018, 8am PST
All planners encounter passionate obstructionist activity at some point. While the reasoning for anti-development is often discussed, it's still not a widely understood force in the planning process and the evolution of cities.
UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate
February 6, 2018, 8am PST
Local politicians and the public had years to review a proposal that would create dedicated lanes for bus service along El Camino as it cuts through the region. The project found very little support.
Mountain View Voice
February 5, 2018, 2pm PST
Mapping housing production over the decades since the 1960s reveals a pattern that must be shifted to achieve the housing growth needed to face the economic and environmental challenges of the 21st century.
Buildzoom
January 25, 2018, 2pm PST
California State Senator Scott Wiener made a big splash this month by announcing a package of pro-development bills, and now interest groups are taking sides in a heated debate over housing and density.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 22, 2018, 11am PST
The threat of a lawsuit by the California Renters Legal Advocacy has the city of Dublin rethinking a housing proposal that would add 220 units near the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station.
The Independent
January 4, 2018, 5am PST
The history of how homeowners came to wield expansive power over the development of entire neighborhoods and cities is complex and can't be traced to any one policy or market trend.
The New York Times
December 15, 2017, 8am PST
Even progressive Portland wrestles with conservatism when it comes to housing in single-family neighborhoods
The Oregonian
December 14, 2017, 8am PST
Now San Jose's tiny home village pilot project, meant to create 40 units of "sleeping cabins for homeless individuals, needs to find a neighborhood to call home.
The Mercury News