Matthew Petty of the Infill Group and the Incremental Development Alliance recently gave an illuminating presentation at the University of Central Arkansas.
Watch this video to learn how to become a small developer, why small development is important and how community leaders can advocate for better development in their communities.
What does it take to be a small-scale developer in a struggling part of town? To put your money where your mouth is and participate in incremental neighborhood revitalization? One of our staffers knows firsthand.
Two simple questions can help us understand why different groups don’t seem to speak the same language about growth and development in cities, and why seemingly-strange political alliances form around these issues.
Is a desire for local character your jam? If so, fight for missing-middle commercial space in your neighborhood. Fight for the corner bar and the corner store. We need an approach that is much more flexible, more true to what humans want from cities, and messier.