Category: MEEs

Month in Review, January 2013: Part 2, To the global

14 March, 2013 (14:38) | Bankruptcy, Cambridge, Detroit, Elderly, Euro, Global markets, Greece, Humor, MEEs, Month in review, Public housing, Redevelopment, Rent control, Spain, Speculation |

By:David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   Yesterday’s Part 1 of this review on the localized issues covered in January brought us to the problem of one elderly mother and her daughter and son-in-law, an issue that is confronting China (and even more, Japan) at a scale far surpassing our needs here […]

Month in Review, January 2013: Part 1, From the local

14 March, 2013 (14:34) | Bankruptcy, Cambridge, Detroit, Elderly, Euro, Global markets, Greece, Humor, MEEs, Month in review, Public housing, Redevelopment, Rent control, Spain, Speculation |

[Previous Months in Review available here: Dec 12, Nov 12, Oct 12, Sep 12, Aug 12, Jul 12, Jun 12, May 12]   By:David A. Smith   No interval is so gloomy as to be entirely without its lighter side, and for a New England Patriots fan despondent at the team’s elimination from the playoffs, […]

If you can’t beat ‘em, build ‘em: Part 2, we fought George III on that

22 February, 2013 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Chapter 40B, Development, Hingham, Inclusionary zoning, Local issues, MEEs, NIMBY, Rental, Zoning | 1 comment

By:David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   Yesterday’s post began with the happy ending – eight new homes, two of which are affordable and all eight of which will count as affordable, being developed in bucolic Hingham, Massachusetts, as reported by Jessica Bartlett (who’s covered these developments from the beginning) in a […]

If you can’t beat ‘em, build ‘em: Part 1, sully our aesthetic?

21 February, 2013 (16:12) | Affordable Housing, Chapter 40B, Development, Hingham, Inclusionary zoning, Local issues, MEEs, NIMBY, Rental, Zoning |

By:David A. Smith   As the purpose of laws and money (the two products of our government factories) is to reshape ecosystems and hence to reorient and change market participation behavior, they need to be judged not principally at inception but when the ecosystem has been remade and is in equilibrium, with the ecosystem’s creatures […]

E pluribus sexum: Part 3, Why fight it?

31 January, 2013 (10:00) | Apartments, Consolidation, Innovations, Management, Massachusetts, MEEs, Politics, Public housing, Regulation and Reform, Subsidy |

By:David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   In the two preceding parts of this post, starting from a short Boston Globe (January 10, 2013) article to introduce Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s proposal to consolidate public housing authorities – out of many, six – and along the way […]