Small Town Problems

Small Town America is facing Big City Problems.

With the rising demand for urban housing, smaller towns and cities are increasingly facing questions about walkability, affordability, and compact development that the bigger cities have been dealing with for years. Eugene's discussions about Envision Eugene and the South Willamette Special Area Zone the types of conversations that are going on all over the country in cities and towns of all sizes. This article talks about how some smaller towns are dealing with these questions.

The infighting that has long characterized development in America’s urban centers, from the Lower East Side to the Mission District, is now at the forefront of growing small towns like Traverse City and Portland, Maine.
— Bill Bradley