Category: Leases

Sprouting innovation: Part 3, Grow and garden

8 January, 2016 (10:00) | Apartments, Co-housing, Co-working, Homeownership, Housing, Innovation, Leases, Markets, Property management, Rental, Urban renewal, Urbanization, US News, Zoning |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As established in the preceding two parts of this post, which takes as its point of departure an intelligently curious report by Alana Semuels in The Atlantic (6 November 2015) about the novel co-living/ co-working concept being developed by two entrepreneurs […]

Sprouting innovation: Part 2, Choose the right ground

7 January, 2016 (10:00) | Apartments, Co-housing, Co-working, Homeownership, Housing, Innovation, Leases, Markets, Property management, Rental, Urban renewal, US News, Zoning |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s Part 1, exploring the novel concept of co-living atop co-working in downtown Syracuse, New York, using as source material an intriguing first-person report (she even took the article’s photographs) from Alana Semuels in The Atlantic (6 November 2015), presented the developers’ vision of people living […]

Sprouting innovation: Part 1, Choose the right seed

6 January, 2016 (10:00) | Apartments, Co-housing, Co-working, Homeownership, Housing, Innovation, Leases, Markets, Property management, Rental, Urban renewal, Urbanization, US News, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith In innovation, for every success there must be a hundred failures, as everyone from Archimedes to Thomas Edison must periodically remind himself.  Failing with purpose is part of the job description – and that in turn means giving oneself permission to fail, permission to look foolish, permission to do what in […]

Month in Review, September 2013: Part 2, the community

4 November, 2013 (13:57) | Airbnb, Apartments, Architecture, Boston, Building Codes, Chicago, China, Detroit, Hotels, Housing, Leases, Month in review, Municipal bankruptcy, US News |

­­Month in Review, September 2013: Part 2, the community   [Previous Months in Review available here: Aug 13, Jul 13, Jun 13,  May 13, Apr 13, Mar 13, Feb 13, Jan 13]   By:David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   Second prize, two terms as mayor of Boston   As we saw […]

Month in Review, September 2013: Part 1, the individual

1 November, 2013 (11:44) | Airbnb, Apartments, Architecture, Boston, Building Codes, Chicago, China, Detroit, Hotels, Housing, Leases, Month in review, Municipal bankruptcy, US News |

[Previous Months in Review available here: Aug 13, Jul 13, Jun 13,  May 13, Apr 13, Mar 13, Feb 13, Jan 13]   By:David A. Smith   The alleged reader?   As the Great Recession gives away to the Alleged Recovery, so many of the stories about which I’ve posted have wobbled between hope (innovation […]