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Friday, October 12, 2007

The YIMBY Festival

After last year’s success, the YIMBY festival is returning to the Gladstone Hotel October 27. For those who may be out of the loop, YIMBY stands for Yes In My Backyard, and is a term that has been used by neighbourhood groups who are frustrated with being painted as naysayers when it comes to neighbourhood change. Though the media doesn’t always show it (tension and battles seem to make better stories people working together for positive change), many community organizations are full of good ideas for how to improve their ‘hood and are willing to work with others, even those with different ideas, to make things happen. -- YIMBY Returns, Spacing Magazine.
DigIn is one of the groups taking part in the festival. If you are in the area be sure to stop by. The event is a great way to learn about interesting things happening in the city.

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