Anderson has been a small developer around Dallas, Texas for over 20 years. The story of his career and the projects that have defined it is a story of building neighborliness where little previously existed. Anderson’s presentation gives the whole picture, revealing what a place looks like after 20 years of incremental development. The base condition for Anderson’s work was not intact urbanism, but a swath of his hometown (Duncanville, Texas) that you’d far sooner drive through than find busy sidewalks and window displays. Through a deep knowledge of and commitment to these few blocks of Duncanville, Anderson developed a working real estate philosophy he calls “farming” - a very localized effort to cultivate life and value in a place. What becomes obvious through Anderson’s stories is that farming is as much about cultivating relationships and neighbors’ confidence as it is about breaking ground with a new building. Anderson’s stories are both motivational and cautionary. He has managed to cultivate new enthusiasm, jobs, and of course real estate in his “farm,” while building capacity in a small army of entrepreneurs who likewise “guard” the neighborhood. Yet, Anderson can also speak to 20 years of roadblocks and mistakes that have made life as a small developer a costly adventure.