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John Pattison
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"The Growth Ponzi Scheme" - Introduction

The Growth Ponzi Scheme is the way in which we have developed so many of our modern American cities, and it is bankrupting us. This extended series represents essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the need for a Strong Towns approach. Start with the introduction and then read parts 1–5 below for the full story.

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5

"America’s Growth Ponzi Scheme"

This article is an updated version of the Growth Ponzi Scheme introduction above.

"The Growth Ponzi Scheme: A Crash Course"

This summary post links to case studies, examples, and other tools for understanding the Growth Ponzi Scheme.

"What should my city do about our infrastructure backlog?"

Once you understand the Growth Ponzi Scheme, now it's time to apply that understanding to future decisions in your city. This article offers a good place to start.



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