Category: Housing tenures

More bedrooms mean more babies

22 February, 2008 (10:28) | Housing tenures, Theory |

If an economist is a person who is baffled because he cannot explain why people don’t walk up escalators, is then a demographer a person who cannot satisfy himself that more bedrooms mean more babies?  As reported in The New York Times:   For the first time in 35 years, America’s total fertility rate — […]

The homeless magnet

7 November, 2007 (10:14) | Ecosystem, Housing tenures, Los Angeles, Markets, US News |

Now that Los Angeles has acquiesced in a judicial decision forbidding the city from rousting vagrants, will the city become a magnet for America‘s homeless?    Desperately seeking Los Angeles   As I posted nearly two years ago, Los Angeles is already America’s homeless capital.  Homelessness flourishes in temperate climates and is drawn to cities, […]

Outside, looking in: structure of the European city, Part 2

11 November, 2005 (10:12) | History, Housing tenures, Other, World news |

[Continued from Part 1, posted yesterday]   Throughout < ?xml:namespace prefix ="" st1 />Europe, up they went — in Glasgow and London, in Paris and Lyon and Marseille, in Milan and Brussels and Malmo and everywhere else.  < ?xml:namespace prefix ="" o /> Council housing and what it replaced, Liverpool   Council blocks, Edinburgh   […]

Outside, looking in: structure of the European city Part 1

10 November, 2005 (10:02) | History, Housing tenures, Other, World news |

Military tactics are like unto water; for water in its natural course runs away from high places and hastens downwards… Water shapes its course according to the nature of the ground over which it flows; the soldier works out his victory in relation to the foe whom he is facing. – Sun Tzu, The Art […]