Category: Broken Windows Theory

Month in Review, August, 2013: Part 2, Don’t you want a second pillar?

25 October, 2013 (09:00) | Apartments, Broken Windows Theory, Chelsea, Configuration, Farouk El-Baz, Housing, Infrastructure, Innovations, Michael McLaughlin, Micro-housing, Month in review, Public housing, Security |

[Previous Months in Reviews available here: Jul 13, Jun 13, May 13, Apl 13, Mar 13, Feb 13, Jan 13,]     By:David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   If the poor are not universally saints, neither are those in government administration, and through 2013, I’ve been among those dismantling, in the […]

Month in Review, August, 2013: Part 1, A plumber with a pencil

24 October, 2013 (09:00) | Apartments, Broken Windows Theory, Chelsea, Configuration, Farouk El-Baz, Housing, Infrastructure, Innovations, Michael McLaughlin, Micro-housing, Month in review, Public housing, Security |

[Previous Months in Review available here: Jul 13, Jun 13, May 13, Apl 13, Mar 13, Feb 13, Jan 13,]   By:David A. Smith   We had a beach but it got boiled away   During hot sultry August, I devoted as many parts as I’ve ever used in a single post to an eight-part […]

The cost of vandalism

14 August, 2013 (09:00) | Apartments, Broken Windows Theory, Cities, Crime, Security, Vandalism |

By:David A. Smith   Boys will be boys, won’t they?  After all, they look so innocent – how much trouble could they get into?   What happened inside?   To judge by this Daily Mail (June 16, 2013) story, which splashed the story all over its pages, the amount is remarkable – virtually unbelievable if […]

Where the sun don’t shine

3 June, 2013 (11:35) | Alleyways, Boston, Broken Windows Theory, Chauncy Street, Cities, Enforcement, Health, Local issues, Public space, Sanitation |

By:David A. Smith   All of us have a body paSrt where the sun don’t shine, and while it’s intimately connected to our personal ecosystems, we have only the vaguest idea what goes on back there.   It’s got a mind of its own   Cities have such places too, one of them less than […]