Suing cities and battling Nimbys: The fight for more housing

San Francisco advocacy group is using bold tactics to promote development
  • Nimybism is anathema to development, so to push for development, the San Francisco Bay Area Renters' Federation is promoting Yimbyism.

“Nimbyism” — the condition of taking a “not in my backyard” stance towards building — may be the biggest obstacle to housing development out there. So what better way to promote the construction of more housing units than to champion “Yimbyism” — the condition of viewing development through the lens of “yes in my backyard?”