Mind the Gap

I spent the last several years on an extended tangent exploring land use policy, the dynamics of a shifting economic and political landscape, and popular interpretations of how things should be. I’ve come to a peculiar set of conclusions and it’s not what I expected. We have a collection of rules, regulations, social expectations, and … Continue reading Mind the Gap

Homesteading Detroit

I’m in Detroit this week for the Congress for New Urbanism, the Strong Towns gathering, and a┬áSmall Developers Workshop. I’m using Airbnb instead of the corporate hotel option while I’m in town. This is what $13,000 buys you in Detroit. Well… $13,000 and four years of blood, sweat, and tears. Detroit allows people with the … Continue reading Homesteading Detroit