What We’re Reading
Area Development: Site certification programs are all the rage now, so what’s most impor tant in ensuring a site truly is development ready? Read More.
New York Times: Big data makes identifying people easier, so the Census is doctoring its numbers to protect confidentiality. That could have huge implications for rural communities. Read More.
Strong Towns: Chuck Marohn discusses the shortcomings of a community development approach that chases available money instead of focusing on community priorities. Read More.
The W.E. Upjohn Institute: A recent policy brief by Evan Mast provides empirical data to support the claim that developing market-rate housing can help ease shortages of affordable housing for those with lower incomes. Read More. (Thanks to our friends at the Northland Foundation for passing this along.)