The Fight to End Single Family Zoning and the YIMBY/NIMBY/PHIMBY War with Darrell Owens



Today’s episode is about housing, the fight to end single-family zoning, YIMBYs, NIMBYs and PHIMBYs. Our guest today was Darrell Owens, a housing activist and policy analyst. We went through a lot — Berkeley’s recent unanimous initiative to end single-family zoning, asked the inevitable questions about whether this would actually help make Berkeley more affordable, talked a bit about the PHIMBY movement (Public Housing in My Backyard), the pragmatic limitations of all housing work, and much more. Give it a listen!

- Jay

Related Reading:

Darrell’s Twitter: @idothethinking

How Berkeley Beat Back NIMBYs in NYTimes Opinion

Who are the PHIMBYs? in LA Mag

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