Category: Essential posts

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, […]

Ten years a blogger: Part 17, Holmes and housing solutions

27 January, 2016 (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 |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 16 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, and Part 15.] By: David A. Smith ‘You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.” Ten […]

Ten years a blogger: Part 16, Holmes on housing finance

26 January, 2016 (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 |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 15 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, and Part 14.] By: David A. Smith “It is my business to know what other people don’t know.” Section 16. Sherlock […]

Ten years a blogger: Part 15, Holmes on housing capital

25 January, 2016 (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 |

[Continued from  Part 14 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, and Part 13.] By: David A. Smith “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” Section 15. Sherlock […]