Category: Mobile homes

Month in Review: July, 2013: Part 2, Cities are what make nations:

9 August, 2013 (09:00) | Apartments, California, China, Detroit, Finance, Housing, Mobile homes, Rent control, San Francisco, Speculation, Stockton, Tiny Tower, Urbanization, US News, Zaatari | 1 comment

By:David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   [Previous Months in Review available here: June 13, May 13, Apr 13, Mar 13, Feb 13, Jan 13,]   Even as the growth and quality of housing is what defines a city’s growth and quality, a city can so take its housing for granted that it […]

Month in Review: July, 2013: Part 1, Housing is what makes cities

8 August, 2013 (09:00) | Apartments, California, China, Detroit, Finance, Housing, Mobile homes, Rent control, San Francisco, Speculation, Stockton, Tiny Tower, Urbanization, US News, Zaatari |

By:David A. Smith   [Previous Months in Review available here: June 13, May 13, Apr 13, Mar 13, Feb 13, Jan 13,]   Housing is what makes cities, and cities are what make nations, and in July I looked at four cities across the full range from ideal  to all-too-real, starting with the i-city that I […]

Month in Review: June, 2013: Part 2, Global issues reflect local politics

2 August, 2013 (09:00) | Alleys, Bonds, Boston, Chelsea, Corruption, fraud, Harrisburg, Hud inspections, Mobile homes, Public housing, Tenth Amendment |

[Previous Months in Review available here: May 13, Apr 13, Mar 13, Feb 13, Jan 13,]   By:David A. Smith   I’m corrupt, you’re failing, we’re codependent   As we saw yesterday, local governments offer fertile ground for patronage and corruption, and more distant supervisory governmental bodies may be no better at curtailing it.  Indeed, […]

Month in Review: June, 2013: Part 1, Local issues imply global principles

1 August, 2013 (10:03) | Alleys, Bonds, Boston, Chelsea, Corruption, fraud, Harrisburg, Hud inspections, Mobile homes, Public housing, Tenth Amendment |

[Previous Months in Review available here: May 13, Apr 13, Mar 13, Feb 13, Jan 13,]   By:David A. Smith   The echoes reverberate as we climb slowly toward the light of wisdom   In complex systems, the micro and the macro echo each other, and I look for these connections as much as possible, […]

NORCs like us: Part 6, Reclaiming trailer trash

5 July, 2013 (09:00) | Apartments, California, Communities, Demography, Elderly, Homeownership, Housing, Innovations, Mobile homes, NORCs, Pismo Beach, Rental, Tenure, US News |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.]   By:David A. Smith   If mobile homes can and should be a major contributor to addressing the aging of America by providing affordable service-enrichable housing, as implied by Lisa Margonelli’s Pacific Standard Magazine article about the Pismo Dunes mobile […]