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April 17, 2024

YIMBYpedia

I’ve been reading a lot about legislative efforts to address our catastrophic housing scarcity problem, and found myself struggling to keep track of all the attempts. I figured someone must have made a database of them all. But evidently not! So I made one:

March 29, 2024

Tax the curb cuts

Proposal: after repealing mandatory off-street parking requirements, go a step further and impose a significant annual fee on curb cuts.

March 28, 2024

Our cities are empty

Walking around downtown Oakland last night I found myself thinking, as I often do, “where are all the people?”

February 26, 2024

Henry George was right.

Lately, when I walk around the city, I often hear myself thinking, “Land value tax fixes this.”

February 23, 2024

YIMBY legislative database?

I see YIMBY legislative wins reported and discussed on social media regularly.

February 22, 2024

Ever increasingly YIMBY-pilled

Reading and thinking a lot about housing policy lately, I’m finding myself ever-increasingly YIMBY-pilled.

February 22, 2024

Filtering is real, exhibit 100

Nice study out of Harvard JCHS, more evidence for “filtering”:

November 29, 2023

Naturally affordable housing

Nomenclature proposal: housing that people can afford because we made it legal instead of illegal to build enough of it should be called “naturally affordable housing.”

November 1, 2023

NIMBY SLAPP-down

Thirty busybodies shouldn’t have the power to use the courts to strangle democratically enacted policies.