NIMBYs

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Matthew Desmond's ethnographic study has received critical praise. But David Adler asks whether the book's approach tacitly lets affluent non-landlords off the hook.
Current Affairs
April 25, 2017, 10am PDT
Using the movie titled "When Worlds Collide" as a metaphor, environmental attorney Richard Opper describes how environmental regulations can get in their own way to defeat density and infill development—and NIMBYs are not just residents.
UrbDeZine
April 19, 2017, 5am PDT
Richard Florida calls for the use of the term "New Urban Luddites" to describe the embedded interests that obstruct the growth of cities. The consequences of New Urban Luddite politics, according to Florida, are too severe for such an innocuous term.
CityLab
April 17, 2017, 2pm PDT
On the one hand, the city of Portland is facing pressure to add new housing and development to meet the needs of a growing population and an expensive real estate market. On the other hand, change is never easy.
Portland Tribune
April 12, 2017, 2pm PDT
A community plan update and a development proposal have led to hurt feelings and flared tempers in San Diego.
San Diego Uptown News
April 8, 2017, 1pm PDT
In Seattle, City Hall wants to open the neighborhood planning process to new demographics. The changes have rattled traditional neighborhood councils.
Next City
April 5, 2017, 10am PDT
A district judge has thrown out a lawsuit challenging local authority to approve an under-construction bus rapid transit project in Utah.
The Salt Lake Tribune
April 4, 2017, 12pm PDT
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.
San Francisco Business Times
March 15, 2017, 2pm PDT
The city of Berkeley is suffering the consequences of the urban revival—soaring housing costs and humanitarian crises don't reconcile with the city's famously progressive politics.
The Guardian
March 13, 2017, 6am PDT
Neighborhood opposition kills an infrastructure pipe dream in New York City.
DNAInfo
March 8, 2017, 12pm PST
Measure S and an oddly timed election brought planning and development to the center of the public consciousness in Los Angeles for a few months. The voters resoundingly supported one side of the issue.
Los Angeles Times
March 1, 2017, 6am PST
A development on Chicago's Northside faces protests and picketers who don't want new density, height, or low income residents.
Chicago Reader
February 24, 2017, 8am PST
"To get beyond NIMBYism, we first must understand it," writes Richard Florida.
CityLab
Blog post
February 21, 2017, 11am PST
Measure S gives city leaders a moderately satisfying smack across the face. As satisfying as that may be, Measure S is remarkably bad planning and development policy at the expense of the vast majority of Angelinos.
Reuben Duarte
February 21, 2017, 9am PST
On March 7, Angelenos will vote on Measure S, which would enact a two-year moratorium on denser development. State legislation introduced on Feb. 16 would require a two-thirds vote for these types of slow growth ballot measures.
Los Angeles Times
Blog post
February 14, 2017, 2pm PST

The dust from the November election is far from settled, but Los Angeles is already headed back to the ballot box in March. The big ticket item for planning in the city: Measure S, also known as the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative.

James Brasuell
February 14, 2017, 7am PST
A public service announcement on behalf of renters priced out of the housing market: "Talk to your friends about zoning."
Slate
February 2, 2017, 8am PST
A controversy has erupted over a proposed vision for transit oriented mixed in a Denver suburb.
The Denver Post
January 21, 2017, 5am PST
Disavowing the perils of NIMY-ism. The difference between stability and sameness and allowing a city to change
Modern Cities
January 2, 2017, 9am PST
Harvard Square in Cambridge is facing another round of developments, and residents are worries the changes could come at the expense of the character of the famous location.
The Boston Globe