Sonja Trauss, a YIMBY – Yes In My Back Yard – housing activist from the San Francisco Bay Area Renters’ Federation (SFBARF), talks about challenges encountered with the way many municipalities collect feedback on housing initiatives. Sonja encourages people who have been priced out of rental or ownership markets to get out and get involved by attending planning meetings and supporting new development projects. Sonja showcases how the power of positive activism can impact and influence the shape of a city into the future.
RED Talks exclusive video. Recorded at RED Talks 2017 in Vancouver BC, Canada
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About Sonja Trauss
Sonja Trauss started SFBARF in 2014 out of a desire to bring together the supporters of dense, tall, fast building planning. Trauss began by writing letters in support of every potential housing project that went before the San Francisco Planning Commission, and having a few friends sign them. This quickly turned into a community of intelligent, high-functioning citizens who are thrilled to support new homes, affordable living and dense development in their living regions.