Events & Articles
The Small Development Counts Network regularly convenes public, participatory sessions intended to help champions of small-scale development implement in their places.
are intended to get work done rather than just talk about work. In that spirit, we invite participants to contribute to a robust dialogue, share your best perspectives, and identify together the next smallest step you can take toward implementation in your place.
Action Forums (using Open Space Technology)
are broader gatherings powered by co-conveners’ invitations around a critical question and the most important issues and opportunities it raises for what participants care about and are willing to do about them.
How Overlapping Policy Decisions Create Racial Wealth Inequality: Detroit
Deeper Affordability is Possible
A Recipe for Achieving Real Housing Affordability
Smart policies can ensure that low- and moderate-income households can find suitable housing in good neighborhoods where transportation costs are low.
The research is clear: upzoning works.
DO PORTLAND’S LOW-DENSITY ZONES NEED A “DEEPER AFFORDABILITY” OPTION?
Reimagining Neighborhoods and What it Means to Thrive
We Should Design Cities for Shorter Distances Not Faster Speeds
This Is How Hard It Is to Invest in Black Neighborhoods
Buy Back the Block
America’s Demographics are transforming but our housing supply is not
ACUs for affordable commercial
ACUs (accessory commercial spaces) offer affordable commercial spaces close to business owner’s and customer’s homes contributing to neighborhood vibrancy and walkability. The popularization of these unit types led to Portland, Oregon including them as an accepted use in the recent Historic Resources Code Project as a way to extend the financial life of a historic property.