Saturday, June 30, 2012

Now There's An Anti-NIMBY Movement: YIMBY - - Read On...

Another example of cities and people of good will embracing change:
"Yes in my backyard."

YIMBYs unite!

The term YIMBY is all the buzz in New York City, but it is echoing beyond the city limits, too.
The idea has roots in the suburbs of Long Island, where relatively affluent towns have long protested the development of affordable housing.
The group known as YIMBY Long Island has helped build a quiet but powerful movement across Long Island supporting the development of new, low-cost residences and housing.
Their battle cry: “All communities on Long Island must provide a diversity of housing options for their residents and provide affordable housing.”


Anonymous said...

And when the vote comes before the Council of Great Lakes Governors for a Lake Michigan water diversion exception, the Governor from New York will look at Waukesha County and the SEWRPC boundries and ask themselves 'Why doesn't all the areas in the SEWRPC have more low income housing - just like the City of Waukesha.

Anonymous said...

It is nice to walk to the local diner and know your waitress walked there too.