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“The Laws of the City”, The Economist, June 2012
“Income, patents, savings and other signs of wealth rise by around 15% when a city’s size doubles. In short, urbanites consume less but produce more.”
Over the last few years, there have been a host of self-described
“Yimby” organizations (“yes in my backyard”) that have popped up in
different cities, especially liberal ones, where the housing prices are
highest and the anti-development sentiment is strongest. Organizations
include Housing Affordability and Livability (HALA), a government program in Seattle, the blog New York Yimby, or the advocacy group San Francisco Bay Area Renters’ Federation (SFBARF).
I had expected “Yimby 2016″ to be a gathering of buttoned-up real estate
professionals who were there to discuss deregulation strategies. The
conference was light years away from that; it was largely people in
their 20′s and 30′s who were coming from progressive cities, and who
embodied the tenants of modern liberalism in their appearance and
sensibilities. Although they displayed an understanding about the
economic benefits of housing growth, their calls for denser development
seemed more driven by a desire for good urban design, environmentalism,
and social justice, since tight land use regulations disproportionately
push out the poor.
big time, getting a direct link from a forbes article.