Category: Homelessness

Month in Review, October 2013: Part 2, Government actions versus market reactions

22 November, 2013 (12:58) | Airbnb, Cities, Cyprus, easement, Eurozone, Homelessness, Hotels, marijuana, New York City, Portland, Rental, San Francisco, Zoning |

[Previous Months in Review available here: Sept 13,  Aug 13, Jul 13, Jun 13, May 13, Apr 13, Mar 13, Feb 13, Jan 13,]   [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   As we saw yesterday, in cities the micro hits the macro all the time, because each of us operates independently, and […]

Month in Review, October 2013: Part 1, Private rights versus public rights

21 November, 2013 (09:00) | Airbnb, Cities, Cyprus, easement, Eurozone, Homelessness, Hotels, marijuana, New York City, Portland, Rental, San Francisco, Zoning |

[Previous Months in Review available here: Sept 13, Aug 13, Jul 13, Jun 13, May 13, Apr 13, Mar 13, Feb 13, Jan 13,]   By:David A. Smith   ‘Constructive and destructive tensions’ might have been the theme of October’s posts, and indeed that is a rising theme of all these posts.  At the heart of […]

Tolerated invisibility

16 November, 2012 (10:35) | Government, Homelessness, Housing, Innovations, Local issues, Paris, Regulation, Rooming Houses, Supportive housing |

By:David A. Smith   Homelessness is a failure; on that everyone can agree.  But whose is the failure, and whose the responsibility to address it?  The question lies, unasked, underneath a surprisingly snippy Economist article:   Jean, a 31-year-old homeless man at Canal Saint-Martin, Paris   Down and out in Paris   The inventor of […]

Month in Review, May 2012: Part 2, Around the world

20 July, 2012 (09:21) | Bankruptcy, China, Global news, Greece, Homelessness, Housing, Innovations, LIBOR, Month in review, US News, Zoning |

[Previous Months in Review available here: Apr 12, Mar 12, Feb 12]   [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   As we saw yesterday in Part 1 of our May review, China is growing Too soon old and Too late rich, but of course, where there are old people with money, there […]

Month in Review, May 2012: Part 1, Here at home

19 July, 2012 (10:19) | Bankruptcy, China, Global news, Greece, Homelessness, Housing, Innovations, LIBOR, Month in review, US News, Zoning |

[Previous Months in Review available here: Apr 12, Mar 12, Feb 12]   By:David A. Smith   All gloom and no fun makes blog a dull read, so during May I offered a cheerful look at a disruptive pastime in Interoperability creates innovation:   Just slide the pieces around   Programs are designed in splendid […]