Monday, May 22, 2017

Have you played NIMBY BINGO? Do you know what a YIMBY is?

Play NIMBY BINGO! Click on image to enlarge:
How to play NIMBY BINGO: When you hear one of the phrases or see a specific act (see above) you cover a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal pattern of 5 grid squares on your card, jump up and yell, “BINGO!!!!!

“Housing is a national crisis. And I think just bringing everyday people together to work on this is the most effective way because it’s uniting people rather than dividing people.
—Quote from the video below.

What is a YIMBY? It’s an acronym for Yes In My Back Yard. The NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) message of “No” to everything has lost its appeal, including to many Millennials who want to live in cities. However, because so little housing has been created prices have risen and remains too high.

Jeff Perlman had an observation about the YIMBY movement which is gaining a lot of momentum and excitement around the country:

Use this link to learn more.

Enjoy this video of the first YIMBY conference in Boulder, CO, as INCLUSIVE community activists explain what they are trying to accomplish:

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