GUEST EDITORIAL by Daniel Paquette Beyond the Two-Acre Backyard: Planning for Affordable Housing For many small to medium-size builders, the issues surrounding land use and development seem quite distant. Many builders simply build new homes for clients who already own their lot, or they remodel existing homes. Others buy existing platted lots, or buy directly from a developer whose job is to professionally acquire, seek approvals for, and create subdivisions of house lots for the retail market. Builders typically become concerned only when high prices or scarcity of land creates a problem. But behind the "pipeline" of buildable lot production is a network of complex and critical issues. These issues will have a dramatic impact on all builders and the products they will be able