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On Sunday, September 14th the Austin American-Statesman published a guest editorial by altAustin developer Ed Wendler on growth, traffic, and the common epithet thrown at environmentalists and neighborhood leaders, "NIMBY." Please take a few minutes to read it here, republished on the Hill Country Alliance website. This is one of very best editorial columns we have seen in many years. We hope it will open the door for people to think and talk about both the costs and benefits of growth and how we might manage growth for a more sustainable, affordable, and healthy Austin. One astute neighbor seeks to reframe NIMBY as "SNIMBY," Something Nice In My Backyard. We love it!