Category: Cities

Ten years a blogger: Part 13, Housing and urban land uses

28 May, 2015 (10:00) | Blogs, Capital markets, Cities, Essential posts, Evolution, Finance, Global news, Government, Holmes on housing, Mobile homes, Money, Slums, Theory, US News, Value chain | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 12 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, and Part 11.] By: David A. Smith Section 13. Housing tenures and urban land uses In parallel with my exploration of housing as a technological form, or […]

Ten years a blogger: Part 12, Housing and cities

27 May, 2015 (10:00) | Blogs, Capital markets, Cities, Essential posts, Evolution, Finance, Global news, Government, Holmes on housing, Mobile homes, Money, Slums, Theory, US News, Value chain | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 11 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, and Part 10.] By: David A. Smith Section 12. Housing in the context of cities Housing is what makes cities; without housing, a complex of building is an industrial […]

Ten years a blogger: Part 11, Evolving building technology

26 May, 2015 (04:50) | Blogs, Capital markets, Cities, Essential posts, Evolution, Finance, Global news, Government, Holmes on housing, Mobile homes, Money, Slums, Theory, US News, Value chain | No comments

[Continued from March’s Part 10 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, and Part 9.] By: David A. Smith Section 11. Housing as evolving technology, not just construction Primitive houses were little more than ramshackle assemblies, but over time houses became technological, starting with […]

Month in Review: April, 2015

22 May, 2015 (10:02) | Bankruptcy, CDSs, Chicago, Cities, Contract rights, Detroit, Diego Rivera, Epictetus, Month in review, Municipal bankruptcy, Museums, Philanthropy, R. A. Lafferty, Speculation, US News | No comments

By: David A. Smith “The site is now known as the Great Blue Island Swamp.” – R. A. Lafferty, “What’s the Name of that Town?”, 1964 R. A. Lafferty In 1964, the mad genius of science fiction R. A. Lafferty wrote a short story in which not only had the City of Chicago been vaporized, […]

Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 3, Going through all the drama

21 May, 2015 (10:00) | Boston, Cambridge, Cars, Cities, Commuting, Households, Housing, Infrastructure, Markets, Municipal, Parking, Regulation, Transit, Urban land use, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Over the sterile roads and the streets beyond – Walt Whitman (paraphrased) Our three-part journey into the etiquette, legality, and urban planning inherent in on-street parking of densely populated residential area, using as our seed an aren’t-people-piggy? oriented article in the […]