Category: Density

Ask after me tomorrow: Part 8, Vacated property is snatched up

13 October, 2016 (09:00) | Adaptive reuse, cemeteries, Cities, Density, funeral homes, Housing, Land use, Markets, Redevelopment, Speculation, Urbanization, US News |

  By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7.]   As we’ve seen earlier in this post, twenty-first century American death often comes upon us with plenty of warning, changing the nature of when and where we grieve, and […]

Ask after me tomorrow: Part 7, Out of burial space in five years

12 October, 2016 (09:00) | Adaptive reuse, cemeteries, Cities, Density, funeral homes, Housing, Land use, Markets, Redevelopment, Speculation, Urbanization, US News |

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.]     By now this multi-part post has made evident that the American Way of Death, which Jessica Mitford so savaged [Possibly unfairly, though not having read the book I have no opinion […]

Ask after me tomorrow: Part 6, The remnants of families

11 October, 2016 (09:00) | Adaptive reuse, cemeteries, Cities, Density, funeral homes, Housing, Land use, Markets, Redevelopment, Speculation, Urbanization, US News |

  By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.]   As the previous parts of this unusually protracted post have demonstrated, the funeral homes captures a bygone era in its ethos – the ethos of death and its aftermath (dying far from home, […]

Zoning by the Taste Police: Part 7, Good and bad, I define these terms

18 August, 2016 (09:00) | Apartments, ARZ, as-of-right zoning, Cities, Density, Development, Essential posts, Housing, Manhattan, New York City, San Francisco, struldbrug buildings, Taste police, Urbanization, Zoning, zoning-by-taste-police, ZTP |

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 6 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.]   Let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late. – Bob Dylan, 1968   By now it’s apparent from the previous six parts of this post (especially the […]

Zoning by the Taste Police: Part 6, Can’t just wish those pressures away

17 August, 2016 (09:00) | Apartments, ARZ, as-of-right zoning, Cities, Density, Development, Essential posts, Housing, Manhattan, New York City, San Francisco, struldbrug buildings, Taste police, Urbanization, Zoning, zoning-by-taste-police, ZTP |

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.]   Sources used in this post   The New York Times (February 29, 2016; dark green font) The New York Times (May 20, 2016; black font) Boston Globe (July 24, 2016; brown font) […]