Suing cities and battling Nimbys: The fight for more housing

  • Nimybism is anathema to development, so to push for development, the San Francisco Bay Area Renters' Federation is promoting Yimbyism.

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“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?”