The video explains, in simple terms (probably simple enough that a 10-year-old could understand them), why our cities are going broke in spite of what appears to be economic development and growth.
A fetish with density is spiking the rising tide of housing demand in cities like Portland. To make housing affordable, we have to deal with the cause of the spike.
It's the incremental nature of both the private and the public investments that made traditional cities strong, resilient and financially productive.
Inspired by a Strong Towns presentation, Pelham, Ontario is reexamining its development practices and making plans for a more financially stable future.