Dave Amos of City Beautiful takes on the topic of NIMBYism (Not In My Back Yard) and distills down what might be the driving forces of the philosophy. Amos discusses some of the common strategies of NIMBYism and the disproportionately negative impacts that NIMBYism can have.
Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.