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JULY 13-16 - Oakstop, Oakland, California

Hosted by East Bay Forward

YIMBYtown is a three-day gathering for grassroots community organizers, political leaders, educators, housing developers, and everyday people to identify problems, create solutions, share resources on the issues that impact housing on local, state, and national levels.

Join us July 13-16, 2017 in Oakland, CA!



Onsite same-day registration* will be available on the 14th and 15th.

Tickets are $75 on a sliding scale, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.


*same-day registration is for panels only and does not include meals or gift bags

YIMBYtown is a great place to meet others from across the continent and across the sea.

This year’s guests include reps from the following groups:

  • A Better Cambridge – Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Abundant Housing LA – Los Angeles, California
  • Abundant Housing Vancouver – Vancouver, British Columbia
  • AURA – Austin, Texas
  • House Sacramento – Sacramento, California
  • Livable Newton – Newton, Massachusetts
  • London YIMBY – London, England
  • More New York – New York, New York
  • MSPyimby – Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Portlanders for Parking Reform – Portland, Oregon
  • Portland for Everyone – Portland, Oregon
  • Santa Cruz YIMBY – Santa Cruz, California
  • Seattle for Everyone – Seattle, Washington
  • SF YIMBY – San Francisco, California
  • Sightline Institute – Seattle, Washington

Keynote Speakers

Sasha Marshall

Sasha Marshall

Sasha Marshall is a Houston, Texas native and is currently employed at the City of Houston as a Planner III in the Grants Management Division. In this role, Sasha leads the effort to reduce the stigma against federally funded housing through the “Say Yes!” educational and public awareness campaign to encourage the development of affordable homes for all incomes in all areas of Houston. Sasha earned a Master’s degree in Regional and City Planning from the University of Oklahoma. Her entire career has been focused on improving the quality and availability of homes for low and moderate income people.

Laura Loe

Laura Loe

Laura Loe (Bernstein) is an educator, musician, and gardener from Colombia/NY/LA/Chicago who has lived in Seattle since 2009. Her writing has appeared in The Urbanist, The Seattle Globalist, South Seattle Emerald, and International Examiner. She was elected to the Sierra Club’s Seattle Group in 2016 and chairs their housing work group. She is passionate about womxn urbanist voices, climate justice, community ownership, equitable community development and renters’ rights. Laura organizes independently to form ad-hoc collaborations with like-minded folks and performs civic matchmaking that leads to unlikely allyships. Yes in Our Backyards #YIOBY // Tweets as @yimbysea. She was recently referred to by a neighborhood activist as Seattle’s “Worst Urbanist Propagandist“.


* subject to change