Not only are small investments in poor neighborhoods the lowest risk, highest returning way for a community to build wealth, they are also the best way to lift people out of poverty without displacing them from their neighborhood. This case study from Lafayette, Louisiana, shows why.
A data-driven look at Kansas City, Missouri's, growth over time, and its history of annexing land on its outskirts, helps make clear the magnitude of the transformation that this city (and so many others) have undergone. The consequences of this transformation still haunt us today.
Spokane, Washington, provides a case study in the slow, painful decline that happens when we go all-in on the suburban experiment.
Cobb County, Georgia, is a classic example of a region totally invested in the Growth Ponzi Scheme, with devastating results. This five-part series tells the whole story.
Collin County, Texas, illustrates what happens when road expansion happens unchecked, with no plan to pay for it.
Detroit is a glimpse of what’s at the end of the road for nearly every American city and town, unless they change their present course.
Brainerd and Baxter, Minnesota, are two cities offering an illuminating comparison in the difference between the traditional and suburban development models.