The Stories of Lean Urbanism
The New Pioneers
By J.P. Faber
Author J.P. Faber tells the stories that inspired Lean Urbanism. An optimistic look at how we can rebuild our cities and jump-start more small businesses. Today’s innovators and builders have to ignore the rules, go where they aren’t enforced, or learn how to hack them — unless their city governments reduce the obstacles.
By Hank Dittmar
Hank Dittmar explains why individual initiative, small-scale business, and small development matter, using stories from his own examples. Includes a chapter by Brian Falk on the Project for Lean Urbanism.
By Sara Hines
Religious camp communities date back to 1786, and more than 1,000 remain. These time-tested places have many lessons for Lean Urbanism: small or tiny houses, cottage design, pocket neighborhoods, site planning, affordable housing, self-building, efficient living. Sarah Hines visited more than 50 to learn and compile those lessons.