Here's what was most popular at Strong Towns this week:

Photo by Johnny Sanphillippo. Read the full story.

Photo by Johnny Sanphillippo. Read the full story.

Transform Your Neighborhood Through Cooperative Investment

Rachel Quednau, June 13, 2016

Combining the small-scale developer model with the co-op model, the Northeast Investment Cooperative brings neighbors together to collectively invest in local properties for as little as $1,000 per person. 

A PROMISE IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP

Charles Marohn, June 13, 2016

What is going on in the doughnut of despair surrounding downtown Detroit is not a policy choice. It is a consequence of policy choice. There is no bringing back the illusion of wealth or, to paraphrase Tomas Sedlacek, Detroit can not get back its unsustainability.

Small Bets

Andrew Price, June 15, 2016

Small bets are an affordable way to incrementally improve the places we love. They provide quick feedback from the community, and save us the time and money we so often over-invest in megaprojects.

Dallas, a Budget Soap Opera

Charles Marohn, June 16, 2016

Dallas is not financially productive. There is too much area to service and maintain and not enough wealth to do it. There's too much stuff and not enough place.

Affordable Housing That Might Have Been

Johnny Sanphillippo, June 16, 2016

My attempts to build a tiny home have been thwarted by a hostile regulatory environment at every turn. So here's what I did instead.

(Top photo courtesy of NEIC)