A Neighborhood Improvement Journal - Summer 2021


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Neighborhood Improvement – Items of Interest


Don’t blame dense cities for the spread of coronavirus

The pandemic has challenged my urbanist beliefs, but buildings aren’t responsible for human problems.




The future of Libraries of Things is digital and bright

All around the world Libraries of Things are emerging and giving the residents of their communities the option to borrow instead of buy.




Tiny house villages grow as more are pushed out in housing squeeze

Tiny house villages throughout the U.S. are expanding despite a pandemic-led recession and zoning challenges for owners.





“Gentle Density” can save our neighborhoods

Minneapolis has adopted a new comprehensive plan with two objectives: reducing racial segregation and improving housing affordability. Its method for doing so was through zoning—effectively banned single-family-exclusive zoning by allowing three-family buildings in all residential neighborhoods across the city.






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