Accessory dwelling units (ADU) are poised to present the most viable stepping-stone solution for cities that are experiencing a housing crisis and exploring how to increase housing opportunities within their single-family residential zones. Author Kol Peterson, an ADU expert based in Portland, Oregon, recently released the book Backdoor Revolution-The Definitive Guide to ADU Development as a guide for planners, ADU advocates, and homeowners who aspire to build ADUs.
Robert Steuteville, editor of the Public Square - A CNU Journal, reviews the book Cities Alive by Michael Mehaffy. The book examines Jacobs and Alexander together to get at the root philosophical problems that created erroneous thinking in city building in the 20th Century, continuing to the present day. This book review was originally published on Nov. 16, 2017 in the Public Square- A CNU Journal.