Here are the most popular stories on our site this week:
1. The More We Build, the Poorer We Get.
by Charles Marohn | May 7, 2018
If you want your community to prosper, stop building new infrastructure.
6 months ago, my partner and I tried to buy an ailing property in a poor neighborhood and transform it into quality affordable housing. Here’s what happened instead.
3. 6 Surprising Perspectives on Big Box Stores
by Rachel Quednau | May 8, 2018
Big box stores are as ubiquitous and American as Coca-Cola. And yet their impact on our cities has gone unquestioned for far too long…
4. No Exit from Housing Hell
by Joe Cortright | May 8, 2018
The current climate of distrust and pushback against new development is a recipe for perpetual housing problems.
5. Helping Your City Go Broke When You Know Better Is Borderline Criminal.
by R. John Anderson | May 9, 2018
Is anyone doing the math on the real costs of development in your city?
(Top photo by Igor Ovsyannykov)