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Den$ity, Strawbale (16:16)

Den$ity, Strawbale
Produced and directed by George Wolters, 2014 

The Great Recession put a damper on the construction industry nationwide. But by 2011 the housing market started to bounce back. In Portland, banks and developers responded with money and new projects, creating a wave of new development along main streets and in single-family neighborhoods. Many residents have found this new development to be out of character and scale with existing homes, so grass-roots neighborhood groups formed and began to push back against what they characterize as “profit over people.”