Sara Maxana of Seattle for Everyone gave a great keynote at the first North American YIMBY Gathering. June 18th, 2016 in Boulder Colorado’s eTown Hall.

Putting more housing where people want to live is essential for any kind of social equity and economic mobility. In many ways it seems like it should be a clear progressive cause… but so far, it’s been a hard sell. How can we humanize stories of people coming to a new city — which is the basic process behind the urban growth cities like Seattle are experiencing? How do we build bridges to single family homeowners and create a more welcoming environment for newcomers?