Category: Local issues

After release from Coventry: Part 2, On a proper submission

10 July, 2014 (10:00) | Affordable Housing, Boston, BRA, Cities, Density, Development, Don Chiofaro, High-rise, Housing, Land use economics, Local issues, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By:David A. Smith As we saw in yesterday’s post, using an article from the Boston Globe (June 25, 2014), the new Walsh Administration has taken a strikingly different approach to real estate development than did the Menino administrative dictatorship, and while so far all the moves are symbolic, they suggest […]

After release from Coventry: Part 1, Not worthy the cognizance

9 July, 2014 (10:25) | Affordable Housing, Boston, BRA, Cities, Density, Development, Don Chiofaro, High-rise, Housing, Land use economics, Local issues, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

By:David A. Smith To have been sent to Coventry is regarded as to be absent. It is often used to punish people. – Wikipedia As new Boston mayor Marty Walsh sets his imprint on Boston’s governance, the city’s real estate development must be and is a centerpiece of his emerging policy, as reported in the […]

A successful de-fence: Part 3, not black and white any more

29 May, 2014 (07:45) | Apartments, fences, Hamden, Housing, Land use, Local issues, New Haven, Public housing, Redevelopment, Zoning | 1 comment

 By: David A. Smith  [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] Our detailed retrospective on the history of a seemingly insignificant event from the New Haven Register (May 5, 2014) – the removal of a chain-link fence along a suburban roadside – has used the micro to imply the macro, and the wary […]

A successful de-fence: Part 2, the present evokes the past

28 May, 2014 (07:44) | Apartments, fences, Hamden, Housing, Land use, Local issues, New Haven, Public housing, Redevelopment, Zoning | No comments

 By: David A. Smith  [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] In yesterday’s Part 1, we used the micro to imply the macro, because the fight over one expansive chain-link fence, which as reported in the New Haven Register (May 5, 2014) finally was coming down, represented so much to both cities – poor urban New Haven […]

A successful de-fence: Part 1, the micro implies the macro

27 May, 2014 (07:42) | Apartments, fences, Hamden, Housing, Land use, Local issues, New Haven, Public housing, Redevelopment, Zoning | No comments

By: David A. Smith  How long does it take to remove a chain-link fence? If you’re New Haven, the answer is nearly two years, four mayors, and uncounted lawyers, as reported in this happy-ending-question-mark story from the New Haven Register (May 5, 2014): It’s my property and I’ll tear it down if I want to: […]