Category: Development

The hipster’s mobile home: Part 2, Sheer joy of showering outdoors

10 February, 2016 (10:00) | Affordability, Apartments, Design, Development, Housing, Innovations, Land use, Micro-units, Rental, Speculation, Tenure, Tiny houses, US News, Usonian, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith And I sling the hash and wash the dishes Thank you, thank you, Mister Chairman, for those kind words; but why don’t you tell them the whole truth: founder, owner, editor, and I also sweep out the place. – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance As […]

Morality, economy, innumeracy, illogic: Part 8, Feeling and history

29 January, 2016 (10:00) | Air rights, Apartments, Capital markets, Cities, Development, Gentrification, History, Housing, Land use economics, Morality, New York City, Nonprofits, Rental, Theology, Universities, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

 [Continued from yesterday’s Part 7 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.] By: David A. Smith “All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.” ― Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt […]

Morality, economy, innumeracy, illogic: Part 7, Reasoning and choices

28 January, 2016 (10:00) | Air rights, Apartments, Capital markets, Cities, Development, Gentrification, History, Housing, Land use economics, Morality, New York City, Nonprofits, Rental, Theology, Universities, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from last week’s Part 6 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.] By: David A. Smith Technical difficulties addressed Technical difficulties interrupted the completion of this; apologies for the interruption.  Thanks for your patience.   – Ed. Who cares whether my argument is solidly rooted? Stubborn and ardent […]

Morality, economy, innumeracy, illogic: Part 6, Protest and reasoning

21 January, 2016 (10:00) | Air rights, Apartments, Capital markets, Cities, Development, Gentrification, History, Housing, Land use economics, Morality, New York City, Nonprofits, Rental, Theology, Universities, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

 [Continued from yesterday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.] By: David A. Smith Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions. Booth Tarkington After having opened this post last week by giving air time to those who oppose Union Theological Seminary’s selling its air rights to fund […]

Morality, economy, innumeracy, illogic: Part 5, Serendipity and protest

20 January, 2016 (10:00) | Air rights, Apartments, Capital markets, Cities, Development, Gentrification, History, Housing, Land use economics, Morality, New York City, Nonprofits, Rental, Theology, Universities, Urbanization, Zoning | 1 comment

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith My psychiatrist told me I was crazy, and I said, “I want a second opinion.” He said, “Okay, you’re ugly too.” Rodney Dangerfield As we saw yesterday, the finances of Union Theological Seminary, like that of […]