Yes In My Back Yard

(pronounced: yim-bee)

YIMBY is an acronym meaning Yes In My Back Yard. In contrast to the NIMBY phenomenon, YIMBY refers to to a positive stance towards new real estate and construction development from a pro-growth perspective. People who identify as YIMBY agree on the principle that cities should be affordable and accessible for everyone, and the way to accomplish that is by building more housing.

Historical perspective: The YIMBY movement started in 2006 in Toronto, Canada in response to significant development proposals.

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