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YIMBY is an acronym for Yes In My Back Yard in contrast and opposition to the NIMBY phenomenon. Some of the groups encourage the installation of clean energy sources, such as wind turbines, despite the opposition these generally face from NIMBY groups. The term has been in use internationally for several years, e.g. YIMBY groups were started in Sweden in 2007,[1] YIMBY festivals have been held in Toronto since 2011[2] and the blog New York YIMBY (a news website that covers construction of new buildings and infrastructure in New York City). [3] [4] [5]

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