The conversation shared below was part of the YIMBYtown 2022 conference, cohosted by Sightline Institute and Portland: Neighbors Welcome.*

City dwellers love their urban tree canopy, and YIMBYs love more neighbors. How we ensure all neighborhoods—across income, race, and geography—can enjoy the benefits of greenscape and residential infill? Panelists at this YIMBYtown 2022 session included Ted Labbe of Urban Greenspaces Institute and Doug Klotz, a cofounder of Oregon Walks and an active member of Portland: Neighbors Welcome. 

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    *YIMBYtown 2022 occurred April 11–13 in Portland, Oregon, the fourth annual gathering (after some COVID delays) of “Yes in My Back Yard” (YIMBY) community leaders, organizers, planners, policymakers, educators, and housing providers eager to share resources and strategies for building more affordable, sustainable, and equitable communities.