Friends of the L.A. River is using anti-development rhetoric - even though the project would give Los Angeles much-needed housing.
Nimbys point to empty condos as a sign that enough housing is getting built. But the market is more complex than that.
Dense housing is good for the environment. So why are San Francisco's climate activists so against it?
In episode 7, we talk with Yesim Taylor of the D.C. Policy Center.
As with the car market, the creation of new housing means used housing can filter down, to be bought or rented by lower income groups.
Activists who stop housing projects because they're imperfect are basically siding with Nimbys who want to block housing altogether.
Home prices are growing higher and faster in Austin than other Texas cities. The cause is regulation.
The Bay Area would likely be denser - and a lot more urbanized.
LA's real housing booms took place decades ago.
Hyper-local government is good in many cases. But not for housing policy.
The silver lining to coastal Nimbyism is that inland cities will get their shot at producing dense urbanism.
Homeowners, not developers, are really the ones who benefit financially when we limit housing supply.
Yimbys are people who want more housing...no matter where it's built.
Dense development is good for the environment. So why does San Francisco's Sierra Club discourage it?
What's the difference between building physical walls and regulatory walls?
If spatial segregation is the cause of urban America's problems, then zoning deregulation is the solution.
Humans are conditioned to think today's buildings are automatically uglier than what came before.
A little bit of construction in Ballard does not somehow prove that the entire Seattle region is building enough housing.
When it comes to urban density, we're not all goldilocks. We don't all want the same porridge.
Zoning violates federal law by having a "disparate impact" on low-income minorities.
Sometimes anti-development attitudes come from a legitimate desire for security.
Chicago's public housing story has been one of demolition and displacement. Still today, much of the controlled land lies fallow.
McCarthyism, meet Nimbyism.
A Boston University study shows the need for more diverse representation at community meetings.