YIMBYtown, an annual three-day conference for supporters of the “Yes In My Backyard” movement, is coming to Boston this September 20th through 23rd. Community organizers, political leaders, educators, and others who share BBH’s commitment to ending the housing crisis will come together to identify problems, share resources, and create solutions that impact housing on local, state, and national levels.
The conference takes place at Roxbury Community College and is being organized by local YIMBY activists, including BBH’s own Senior Project Manager, Jesse Kanson-Benanav, andGen2Gen Steering Committee member, Callie Clark, of the Mass Housing Partnership. BBH is a proud sponsor of Sunday’s panel discussion, “Beyond Our Backyards: Regional Thinking to Address the Housing Crisis,” This event is open to the public and will feature Janelle Chan (Undersecretary, Department of Housing & Community Development), Joseph Curtatone (Mayor of Somerville), Kim Driscoll (Mayor of Salem), Marc McGovern (Mayor of Cambridge), and Sheila Dillon (Boston’s Chief of Housing and Director of Neighborhood Development), and will be moderated by Dana LeWinter (CHAPA’s Municipal Engagement Director). Join BBH for Sunday’s panel or the entire weekend.