Suburban NIMBYism and urban YIMBYism are often thought of two opposites of the current housing crisis. Suburban NIMBYism has been a force for decades, but it has taken on new characteristics in recent years. At the same time, a new voice has emerged in the past few years in cities across the global north in response to the current housing crisis, YIMBYism (Yes In My Back Yard). While NIMBYism has its roots in suburban exclusivity, YIMBYs find their theoretical justification in the writings of so-called market urbanists (most notably, Ed Glaeser), who argue for market-based, supply-side solutions to the crisis of housing affordability. This session will critically assess the resurgence of NIMBYism and the rise of YIMBYism as a responses to the current housing crisis. NIMBYism has reemerged as a way to maintain housing value and YIMBYism claims to be a solution to sharp decline housing affordability across cities in the global north, especially North America. How have these IMBYisms manifested themselves in different urban contexts? How have they taken hold? What is driving these IMBYisms? What can we learn from them? What are their limitations? Might the form of these IMBYisms signal a new regime of urban accumulation?
|Introduction||Winifred Curran DePaul University||10||3:05 PM|
|Presenter||Eliot Tretter*, University of Calgary, Richard Heyman*, University of Texas at Austin, Supply-Side Urbanism||20||3:15 PM|
|Presenter||Elvin Wyly*, University of British Columbia, Evolutionary YIMBY Urbanism||20||3:35 PM|
|Presenter||Christopher Niedt*, Hofstra University, From Suburban NIMBYism to YIMBYism?||20||3:55 PM|
|Presenter||Benjamin Teresa*, Virginia Commonwealth University, Social Protection and the Struggle over Rent Control||20||4:15 PM|
|Discussant||Rachel Brahinsky University of San Francisco||10||4:35 PM|
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