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*'''AHIMBY''': Affordable Housing In My Back Yard.<br/> earliest use found:<br/> Sharky Laguana‏ @Sharkyl [https://twitter.com/Sharkyl/status/785650941634621440 6:19 PM - 10 Oct 2016]<br/> Replying to @mateosfo<br/> "Is there such a thing as a MIMBY? Or AHIMBY?"<br/> <br/> Also used by Berkeley city councilmember Kate Harrison on 5 Dec 2017.&nbsp;<br/> Attested: [https://twitter.com/tdfischer_/status/938291690586230785. https://twitter.com/tdfischer_/status/938291690586230785.&nbsp;]<br/> &nbsp;  
 
*'''AHIMBY''': Affordable Housing In My Back Yard.<br/> earliest use found:<br/> Sharky Laguana‏ @Sharkyl [https://twitter.com/Sharkyl/status/785650941634621440 6:19 PM - 10 Oct 2016]<br/> Replying to @mateosfo<br/> "Is there such a thing as a MIMBY? Or AHIMBY?"<br/> <br/> Also used by Berkeley city councilmember Kate Harrison on 5 Dec 2017.&nbsp;<br/> Attested: [https://twitter.com/tdfischer_/status/938291690586230785. https://twitter.com/tdfischer_/status/938291690586230785.&nbsp;]<br/> &nbsp;  
 
*'''AIMBY''': Already In My Back Yard: the position that a given land use is already concentrated in some area, and should be distributed to other areas. For example, a concentration of low-income housing or social services facilities.&nbsp; [contributed via Twitter from an activist in San Jose, California, opposing new Affordable Housing facilities in her neighborhood].&nbsp;<br/> &nbsp;  
 
*'''AIMBY''': Already In My Back Yard: the position that a given land use is already concentrated in some area, and should be distributed to other areas. For example, a concentration of low-income housing or social services facilities.&nbsp; [contributed via Twitter from an activist in San Jose, California, opposing new Affordable Housing facilities in her neighborhood].&nbsp;<br/> &nbsp;  
*'''MIMBY''': Mostly In My Backyard. From Leslie Poston, April 30 2018, https://twitter.com/leslie/status/991018253450330112?s=21&nbsp;&nbsp;
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**''Mostly In My Backyard''.<br/> From Leslie Poston, April 30 2018, [https://twitter.com/leslie/status/991018253450330112?s=21 https://twitter.com/leslie/status/991018253450330112]
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**''Maybe [In My Back Yard], If the design is good enough.''<br/> [https://twitter.com/JoWolffBSG/status/995208195932114944 Jo Wolff @JoWolffBSG 12 May 2018].<br/> &nbsp;  
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*'''NIABY''': Not In Anyone's Back&nbsp;Yard: &nbsp;term to describe opposition to land-uses which should not be allowed anywhere - for example, unregulated industrial polluters.&nbsp; Note, this is meaning mainly expressed by 'NIMBY' in Jane Anne Morris, ''Not In My Back Yard: The Handbook''&nbsp;(1994), pictured at right.&nbsp;<br/> &nbsp;  
 
*'''NIABY''': Not In Anyone's Back&nbsp;Yard: &nbsp;term to describe opposition to land-uses which should not be allowed anywhere - for example, unregulated industrial polluters.&nbsp; Note, this is meaning mainly expressed by 'NIMBY' in Jane Anne Morris, ''Not In My Back Yard: The Handbook''&nbsp;(1994), pictured at right.&nbsp;<br/> &nbsp;  
 
*'''PIMBY''': Please In My Back Yard. (@yimbwiki [https://twitter.com/YIMBYwiki/status/918817746950832128 13 Oct 2017]: seems term arose in Kruibeke Polders proj, Flanders; perhaps from consultancy @Sigmaplan? via @RichardBlyth7).<br/> &nbsp;  
 
*'''PIMBY''': Please In My Back Yard. (@yimbwiki [https://twitter.com/YIMBYwiki/status/918817746950832128 13 Oct 2017]: seems term arose in Kruibeke Polders proj, Flanders; perhaps from consultancy @Sigmaplan? via @RichardBlyth7).<br/> &nbsp;  
 
*[[QIMBY|'''QIMBY''']] - Quality in My Back Yard.&nbsp; See our article [[QIMBY|QIMBY]] for more on this.&nbsp;<br/> &nbsp;  
 
*[[QIMBY|'''QIMBY''']] - Quality in My Back Yard.&nbsp; See our article [[QIMBY|QIMBY]] for more on this.&nbsp;<br/> &nbsp;  
*'''WIMBY''' = Wall Street In My Backyard<br/> &nbsp;  
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*'''VIMBY''' - ''Vaporware In My Backyard''. "A term for somebody who claims to support housing but only if impossible conditions are met. See also: PHIMBY (public housing in my backyard)." From&nbsp;[https://twitter.com/MarketUrbanism/status/1029005154576736256 @MarketUrbanism 13 Aug 2018.]&nbsp;<br/> &nbsp;
*'''YIMBU / YIMBE - '''Yes In My Buildings that’s Underutilized / Empty.<br/> Suggested by Tim McCormick, commenting on Commonweal Pod housing.<br/> [https://twitter.com/YIMBYwiki/status/973621341264920576 https://twitter.com/YIMBYwiki/status/973621341264920576].<br/> &nbsp;  
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*'''WIMBY'''&nbsp;-&nbsp;''Wall street In My Backyard''.<br/> &nbsp;
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*'''Yimbertarian '''''-'''''<i>&nbsp;</i>'''Libertarian YIMBY; pejorative variant of YIMBY. A person identifying or identified as YIMBY who thing "if it's not purely market-based, it's suspect". &nbsp;From&nbsp;[https://twitter.com/gibsopi/status/1004955794234839040 @gibsopi 7 Jun 2018].<br/> &nbsp;  
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*'''YIMBU / YIMBE - '''''Yes In My Buildings that’s Underutilized / Empty''.<br/> Suggested by Tim McCormick, commenting on Commonweal Pod housing.<br/> [https://twitter.com/YIMBYwiki/status/973621341264920576 https://twitter.com/YIMBYwiki/status/973621341264920576].<br/> &nbsp;  
 
*'''[[YIMBY_concept|YIMBY]]'''  
 
*'''[[YIMBY_concept|YIMBY]]'''  
 
**Yes In My Back Yard (primary)  
 
**Yes In My Back Yard (primary)  
**Yes In Many Back Yards (original usage, 1988. See [[YIMBY_movement|YIMBY_movement]]).&nbsp;<br/> <br/> &nbsp;  
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**Yes In Many Back Yards (original usage, 1988. See [[YIMBY_movement|YIMBY_movement]]).&nbsp;<br/> &nbsp;  
 
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*'''YIMFY!''' - Yes In My Front Yard!<br/> Used by group in Seattle's Roosevelt&nbsp;neighborhood, North Link Neighbors for 12th, in support of putting a light-rail line alignment in their area in 2011.&nbsp;<br/> [https://www.pinterest.com/pin/421790321323415193. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/421790321323415193.&nbsp;]<br/> "YIMFY! Yes In My Front Yard - Light Rail Belongs in Roosevelt's Core. From April 28th 2014 rededication of Brenda the successful tunnel borer from the Capitol Hill leg, now working on the Roosevelt Station Link. Seattle's U District projects!"<br/> See post about the situation at&nbsp;[http://council.seattle.gov/2011/12/22/four-truths-about-the-roosevelt-rezone/ http://council.seattle.gov/2011/12/22/four-truths-about-the-roosevelt-rezone/].<br/> Northlink Neighborhoods for 12th: [https://web.archive.org/web/20050212143053/http://www.nln12.org:80/FAQ.html https://web.archive.org/web/20050212143053/http://www.nln12.org:80/FAQ.html].<br/> &nbsp;  
 
*'''YIMFY!''' - Yes In My Front Yard!<br/> Used by group in Seattle's Roosevelt&nbsp;neighborhood, North Link Neighbors for 12th, in support of putting a light-rail line alignment in their area in 2011.&nbsp;<br/> [https://www.pinterest.com/pin/421790321323415193. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/421790321323415193.&nbsp;]<br/> "YIMFY! Yes In My Front Yard - Light Rail Belongs in Roosevelt's Core. From April 28th 2014 rededication of Brenda the successful tunnel borer from the Capitol Hill leg, now working on the Roosevelt Station Link. Seattle's U District projects!"<br/> See post about the situation at&nbsp;[http://council.seattle.gov/2011/12/22/four-truths-about-the-roosevelt-rezone/ http://council.seattle.gov/2011/12/22/four-truths-about-the-roosevelt-rezone/].<br/> Northlink Neighborhoods for 12th: [https://web.archive.org/web/20050212143053/http://www.nln12.org:80/FAQ.html https://web.archive.org/web/20050212143053/http://www.nln12.org:80/FAQ.html].<br/> &nbsp;  
*'''YIMNDY''' -''Yes In My Next Door. ''&nbsp;YIMBY operations conducted in (the often hostile terrain of) NextDoor online platform.<br/> From: Tim McCormick&nbsp;[https://twitter.com/YIMBYwiki/status/972570861336084480 [1]].<br/> &nbsp;  
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*'''YIMNDY''' -''Yes In My Next Door. ''&nbsp;YIMBY operations conducted in (the often hostile terrain of) NextDoor online platform.<br/> From: Tim McCormick [https://twitter.com/YIMBYwiki/status/972570861336084480 @yimbywiki].&nbsp;&nbsp;<br/> &nbsp;  
*'''YIOBY''' - Yes In Our Backyard.&nbsp; Apparently coined by Laura Loe Berstein (@YIMBYsea), Seattle.&nbsp;<br/> &nbsp;  
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*'''''YIOBY''''' - ''Yes In Our Backyard''.&nbsp; Apparently coined by Laura Loe Berstein (@YIMBYsea), Seattle.&nbsp;<br/> &nbsp;  
*'''YIYBY:''' ''Yes, In Your Back Yard''. &nbsp;Pejorative variant of "YIMBY," suggesting that YIMBY advocates a) don't have yards of their own, and/or b) are really talking about building in other people's back yards.&nbsp;<br/> &nbsp; &nbsp;Seen in letter to the editor of&nbsp;''East Bay Times&nbsp;''by&nbsp;George Doddington, of&nbsp;''Walnut Creek, NOV 17 2016.&nbsp;h''ttps://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/11/17/letter-yimbyers-actually-have-no-backyards/.&nbsp;<br/> &nbsp;  
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*'''''YIRBY''''' - Yes in Rich People's Back Yards.&nbsp;<br/> from Paul Musgrave [https://twitter.com/profmusgrave/status/1059798431802294272 @profmusgrave, 6 Nov 2018].<br/> "Most important: support YIMBY if you can but always support YIRBY—Yes In Rich People’s Backyards. Oppose candidates and laws that restrict development in our most valuable parcels."<br/> &nbsp;
*'''''YUPIMBY: '''Yuppies In My Backyard''.&nbsp;<br/> Yimby.Go‏&nbsp;@YimbyGo&nbsp;[https://twitter.com/YimbyGo/status/877739867270021120 9:07 PM - 21 Jun 2017]<br/> "Yuppies In My Back Yard"<br/> <br/> Richard Hall‏&nbsp;@rihallix&nbsp;[https://twitter.com/rihallix/status/954875943268552705 4:39 PM - 20 Jan 2018]&nbsp;&nbsp;<br/> Replying to @SaveMarinwood @YIMBYwiki and 4 others<br/> "#sb827 is going to create primarily Seattle like luxury apartments with rents 40% above the norm. YIMBY is changing their name to the more accurate "Yuppies in My Backyard"."<br/> [http://tletimes.com/business/real-estate/downtown-seattles-construction-boom-surges-to-new-record-with-no-end-in-sight/. http://seattletimes.com/business/real-estate/downtown-seattles-construction-boom-surges-to-new-record-with-no-end-in-sight/.&nbsp;]<br/> <br/> YIMBYwiki‏&nbsp; @YIMBYwiki&nbsp;[https://twitter.com/YIMBYwiki/status/954877297382735872 4:44 PM - 20 Jan 2018]<br/> Replying to @rihallix @SaveMarinwood and 4 others<br/> YIMBYwiki Retweeted YIMBYwiki<br/> #BeckyOMalley in Berkeley is on that angle already [https://twitter.com/yimbywiki/status/881293237310210048 https://twitter.com/yimbywiki/status/881293237310210048] … #knowyourmeme #YupIMBY<br/> <br/> @YIMBYwiki<br/> "we used to call them Yuppies, but now they call themselves YIMBYs": iconic Berkeley anti-houser, #BeckyOMalley&nbsp;<br/> [http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2017-06-30/article/45849?headline=Mourning-and-moving-forward--Becky-O-Malley http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2017-06-30/article/45849?headline=Mourning-and-moving-forward--Becky-O-Malley] …&nbsp;  
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*'''''YIYBY'''''<i>-</i>&nbsp;''Yes, In Your Back Yard''. &nbsp;Pejorative variant of "YIMBY," suggesting that YIMBY advocates a) don't have yards of their own, and/or b) are really talking about building in other people's back yards.&nbsp;<br/> &nbsp; &nbsp;Seen in letter to the editor of&nbsp;''East Bay Times&nbsp;''by&nbsp;George Doddington, of&nbsp;''Walnut Creek, NOV 17 2016.&nbsp;h''ttps://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/11/17/letter-yimbyers-actually-have-no-backyards/.&nbsp;<br/> &nbsp;  
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*'''''YUPIMBY '''-Yuppies In My Backyard''.&nbsp;<br/> Yimby.Go‏&nbsp;@YimbyGo&nbsp;[https://twitter.com/YimbyGo/status/877739867270021120 9:07 PM - 21 Jun 2017]<br/> "Yuppies In My Back Yard"<br/> <br/> Richard Hall‏&nbsp;@rihallix&nbsp;[https://twitter.com/rihallix/status/954875943268552705 4:39 PM - 20 Jan 2018]&nbsp;&nbsp;<br/> Replying to @SaveMarinwood @YIMBYwiki and 4 others<br/> "#sb827 is going to create primarily Seattle like luxury apartments with rents 40% above the norm. YIMBY is changing their name to the more accurate "Yuppies in My Backyard"."<br/> [http://tletimes.com/business/real-estate/downtown-seattles-construction-boom-surges-to-new-record-with-no-end-in-sight/. http://seattletimes.com/business/real-estate/downtown-seattles-construction-boom-surges-to-new-record-with-no-end-in-sight/.&nbsp;]<br/> <br/> YIMBYwiki‏&nbsp; @YIMBYwiki&nbsp;[https://twitter.com/YIMBYwiki/status/954877297382735872 4:44 PM - 20 Jan 2018]<br/> Replying to @rihallix @SaveMarinwood and 4 others<br/> YIMBYwiki Retweeted YIMBYwiki<br/> #BeckyOMalley in Berkeley is on that angle already [https://twitter.com/yimbywiki/status/881293237310210048 https://twitter.com/yimbywiki/status/881293237310210048] … #knowyourmeme #YupIMBY<br/> <br/> @YIMBYwiki<br/> "we used to call them Yuppies, but now they call themselves YIMBYs": iconic Berkeley anti-houser, #BeckyOMalley&nbsp;<br/> [http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2017-06-30/article/45849?headline=Mourning-and-moving-forward--Becky-O-Malley http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2017-06-30/article/45849?headline=Mourning-and-moving-forward--Becky-O-Malley] …&nbsp;  
  
 
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Morris,

The original term NIMBY has inspired many spin-off terms, including YIMBY. Here are some we've found, you are welcome to add your finds or suggestions:

  • AHIMBY: Affordable Housing In My Back Yard.
    earliest use found:
    Sharky Laguana‏ @Sharkyl 6:19 PM - 10 Oct 2016
    Replying to @mateosfo
    "Is there such a thing as a MIMBY? Or AHIMBY?"

    Also used by Berkeley city councilmember Kate Harrison on 5 Dec 2017. 
    Attested: https://twitter.com/tdfischer_/status/938291690586230785. 
     
  • AIMBY: Already In My Back Yard: the position that a given land use is already concentrated in some area, and should be distributed to other areas. For example, a concentration of low-income housing or social services facilities.  [contributed via Twitter from an activist in San Jose, California, opposing new Affordable Housing facilities in her neighborhood]. 
     
  • MIMBY:
  • NIABY: Not In Anyone's Back Yard:  term to describe opposition to land-uses which should not be allowed anywhere - for example, unregulated industrial polluters.  Note, this is meaning mainly expressed by 'NIMBY' in Jane Anne Morris, Not In My Back Yard: The Handbook (1994), pictured at right. 
     
  • PIMBY: Please In My Back Yard. (@yimbwiki 13 Oct 2017: seems term arose in Kruibeke Polders proj, Flanders; perhaps from consultancy @Sigmaplan? via @RichardBlyth7).
     
  • QIMBY - Quality in My Back Yard.  See our article QIMBY for more on this. 
     
  • VIMBY - Vaporware In My Backyard. "A term for somebody who claims to support housing but only if impossible conditions are met. See also: PHIMBY (public housing in my backyard)." From @MarketUrbanism 13 Aug 2018. 
     
  • WIMBY - Wall street In My Backyard.
     
  • Yimbertarian - Libertarian YIMBY; pejorative variant of YIMBY. A person identifying or identified as YIMBY who thing "if it's not purely market-based, it's suspect".  From @gibsopi 7 Jun 2018.
     
  • YIMBU / YIMBE - Yes In My Buildings that’s Underutilized / Empty.
    Suggested by Tim McCormick, commenting on Commonweal Pod housing.
    https://twitter.com/YIMBYwiki/status/973621341264920576.
     
  • YIMBY
    • Yes In My Back Yard (primary)
    • Yes In Many Back Yards (original usage, 1988. See YIMBY_movement). 
       


 

More from [Stephens 2005]:

  • BANYs Builders Against NIMBYs [Not In My Backyard Activists] [
  • GOAH Gedoudaheah
  • GOOMBA Get out of my business area
  • GUMBY Gaze upon my backyard [Opponents of residential walls and fences]
  • KIIMBY Keep it in my backyard
  • NIMD Not in my district
  • NIMEY Not in my election year
  • NIMFOS Not in my field of sight
  • NIMFYE Not in my front yard either
  • NIMTOO Not in my term of office
  • NITL Not in this lifetime
  • NOPE Not on planet earth
  • NORF No observable redeeming features
  • NOT None of that
  • NOTE Not over there either
  • NUMBY Not under my backyard
  • PIITBY Put it in their backyard
  • QUIMBY Quit urbanizing in my backyard
  • WIIFM What’s in it for me?

 

 

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