Commentary: “Anatomy of a NIMBY”

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By Patrick Fox, CEO

This article from CityLab is an in depth look at housing NIMBYism and its impacts. I would add to the suggested remedies that going around the NIMBYs and demonstrating support from the rest of the community can be highly effective. They too have a voice in this and, while more challenging to motivate activism FOR something, broadening the scope of public participation beyond abutters helps address opposition domination of the planning process. 

Anatomy of a NIMBY

Restricting housing construction does not just hurt developers—it makes housing less affordable for everyone. But to overcome neighborhood resistance, you need to understand what drives it.

https://www.citylab.com/housing/2017/02/california-land-use-housing-affordability/517320/