Category: Development

Month in Review, January, 2016: Part 2, The Three Eras of Urbanization

19 February, 2016 (10:00) | Air rights, Apartments, Cities, Co-housing, Co-working, Development, Essential posts, Holmes on housing, Housing, Innovation, Morality, Nonprofits, Speculation, Theory, Universities, Urbanization, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] In yesterday’s part 1, I took the opportunity to re-examine the Three Eras of Urbanization – Walkable, Commuting, and Networked – and the consequences for the world that, even as Sub-Saharan Africa and much of India is still moving out of Walkable Era urbanization, the advanced […]

Month in Review, January, 2016: Part 1, The Three Eras of Urbanization

18 February, 2016 (10:00) | Air rights, Apartments, Cities, Co-housing, Co-working, Development, Essential posts, Holmes on housing, Housing, Innovation, Morality, Nonprofits, Speculation, Theory, Universities, Urbanization, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith Boston’s January was a long cold month, and in it I published three long and clinically cold posts, starting with Sprouting innovation: Part 1, Choose the right seed, Part 2, Choose the right ground, and Part 3, Grow and garden: In innovation, for every success there must be a hundred failures, […]

The hipster’s mobile home: Part 6, So as not to spoil the experience

17 February, 2016 (10:00) | Affordability, Apartments, Cities, Design, Development, Homelessness, Housing, Innovations, Land use, Micro-units, Mobile homes, Rental, Speculation, Tenure, Tiny houses, US News, Usonian, Verticality, Zoning |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.] By: David A. Smith On time for a funeral Ransom Stoddard: [Descending from railway carriage and consulting pocket watch]    Thanks, Jason. On time. – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Though it may seem otherwise, there is no […]

The hipster’s mobile home: Part 5, Awesome for a time

16 February, 2016 (10:00) | Affordability, Apartments, Cities, Design, Development, Housing, Innovations, Land use, Micro-units, Mobile homes, Rental, Speculation, Tenure, Tiny houses, US News, Usonian, Verticality, Zoning |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith Something bothering you? Reese: No one’s bothering you, Doniphon. Tom Doniphon: You are. – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance As suggested by previous parts of this discursive post inspired by a Globe and Mail (6 […]

The hipster’s mobile home: Part 4, A heart attack from the stress

12 February, 2016 (10:00) | Affordability, Apartments, Design, Development, Housing, Innovations, Micro-units, Mobile homes, Rental, Speculation, Tenure, Tiny houses, US News, Usonian, Zoning | 1 comment

 [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith The jail’s only got one call … and I sleep in it Link Appleyard: The jail’s only got one cell, and the lock’s broke and I sleep in it. – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance As we’ve […]