Category: Admin

Scandals are what happen when we are busy making strategic plans

27 August, 2012 (09:36) | Admin, Affordability, Boston Consulting Group, Governance, Housing, Management, MEEs, New York City, NYCHA, Property management, Public housing, US News |

By:David A. Smith   Readers expecting to read a continuation of our grand theory of Chinese urbanization will have to wait a few days, as we interrupt the series to catch up on timely news from New York and Boston.  Suppose for the moment that you woke up one morning and found yourself newly appointed […]

Month in Review: February, 2012

4 May, 2012 (10:30) | Admin, Apartments, California, Cuba, Eviction, Global news, Greece, Housing, Land use, Month in review, Moving, Production, Speculation, Travelers, United Kingdom |

[Previous Month in Reviews available here: Jan 12, Dec 11.]   By:David A. Smith   All housing starts with the micro, and February featured three stories that illustrate micro-markets in action, starting with the deflating history that people you thought were your friends now see you as just a charitable benefactor, in Rent as social […]

Month in Review, January 2012: Part 2, doing it right

20 April, 2012 (09:51) | Admin, California, China, Global news, Greece, Inclusionary zoning, Markets, Month in review, New Jersey, Politics, Redevelopment, US News |

[Previous Months in Review available here: Dec 11]   By:David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   January was a busy month, giving plenty of opportunity for me to explain events and, even easier, to fume polysyllabically at the hypocrisy and virtual thievery in broad daylight of the Eurozone’s leaders as they try […]

Month in Review, January 2012: Part 1, doing it wrong

19 April, 2012 (09:29) | Admin, California, China, Global news, Greece, Inclusionary zoning, Markets, Month in review, New Jersey, Politics, Redevelopment, US News |

By:David A. Smith   [Previous Months in Review available here: Dec 11]   As I have a tendency to write on this blog about policy and programmatic matters, it’s appropriate to give pride of place to the individuals whose actions in action make up the markets that we seek to facilitate, shape, and guide, starting […]

Month in Review, December 2011

17 February, 2012 (09:03) | Admin, Condominiums, Homeownership, Housing, Incentives, Migration, Occupy movement, Real estate taxes, Tax abatement, Zoning |

[Previous Months in Review available here: Nov 11, Oct 11, Sep 11, Aug 11, Jul 11, Jun 11, May 11, Apr 11, Mar 11, Feb 11, Jan 11]   By: David A. Smith     Is this the end of Modern Times?   During December, many things other than simply the calendar year ended, starting […]