YIMBYTown 2017 in Oakland, CA. Image by the author.

The YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard) movement is growing and increasingly gaining national attention. There are more than 100 groups around the world joining the effort to promote zoning and land use laws that support building more homes in urban areas facing housing affordability challenges. Want to meet some of them?

Join GGWash at YIMBYtown 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts September 20-23.

The three-day gathering will provide a platform for grassroots community organizers, political leaders, educators, housing developers, and passionate residents to come together to dig into problems, brainstorm solutions, and share resources so we can make an impact on housing crises across the country.

And we're thrilled to share that Kristen Jeffers of The Black Urbanist and a member of Greater Greater Washington's Editorial Board is the featured speaker!

Register today to secure your spot. Registration for the conference includes access to all events, sessions, mixers, as well as breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday.

If the registration fee ($200) or travel costs are a barrier, apply for a scholarship! A little birdie told us there are still scholarship funds, but you have to apply ASAP.

Let us know if you plan to attend so we can coordinate a Washington contingent.

As always, check out more urbanist events on GGWash's calendar page. If you have an event that is related to GGWash's mission of promoting an inclusive, diverse, growing Washington, DC region where all people can choose to live in walkable urban communities, submit it here: https://ggwash.org/calendar/submit

Sarah Guidi was Greater Greater Washington's Managing Director from 2015 to 2018. She now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her family.