Category: Finance

Ten years a blogger: Part 10, Affordability and government

20 March, 2015 (09:00) | 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 9 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Part 8.] By: David A. Smith Section 10. Affordable housing and the essential role of government Because sustainable urban affordable housing always costs money, it arises only when a benefactor is willing […]

Ten years a blogger: Part 9, Housing’s value chains

19 March, 2015 (09:00) | 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 8 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7.] By: David A. Smith Section 9. Housing’s value chains: Supply side and demand side Once one grasps that slums are economically rational, and a transitional phase brought on my rapid urbanization that […]

Ten years a blogger: Part 8, Slums as an asset class

18 March, 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 7 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.] By: David A. Smith Section 8. Slums as market response, asset class, and transitional urban adaptation From my first slum-theory post on slums as spontaneous communities, I’ve devoted scores of posts to slums (or […]

Ten years a blogger: Part 7, Housing as urban technology

17 March, 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 6 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.] By: David A. Smith Section 7. The ongoing study of housing as urban technology Despite having had just short of thirty years’ experience with US affordable housing when I started the blog, and despite thinking about […]

Ten years a blogger: Part 6, The laboratory of housing laws

16 March, 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 Friday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.] By: David A. Smith Section 6. The laboratory of housing laws “Man, I’ve got vision and the rest of the world needs bifocals.” – Butch Cassidy A blog is also a theoretician’s dream world, a laboratory in which thought […]