Category: NIMBY

Stupid is as stupid zones: Part 7, As anyone who has flown over it

4 April, 2017 (08:30) | Density, Exclusion, Housing, Land use, Local Government, London, Los Angeles, NIMBY, Speculation, Urbanization, Zoning |

  By: David A. Smith [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.]   Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay: The Deserted Village (1770), Oliver Goldsmith   As we’ve seen in a post scarcely shorter than a […]

Stupid is as stupid zones: Part 6, The vociferist’s veto

3 April, 2017 (08:30) | Density, Exclusion, Housing, Land use, Local Government, London, Los Angeles, NIMBY, Speculation, Urbanization, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.]   Ye friends to truth, ye statesmen who survey The rich man’s joys encrease, the poor’s decay, ‘Tis yours to judge, how wide the limits stand Between a splendid and a happy land. The Deserted […]

Stupid is as stupid zones: Part 5, Pointlessly empty parcels

22 March, 2017 (09:00) | Density, Exclusion, Housing, Land use, Local Government, London, Los Angeles, NIMBY, Speculation, Urbanization, Zoning |

  By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.]   Here as I take my solitary rounds, Amidst thy tangling walks, and ruined grounds, And, many a year elapsed, return to view Where once the cottage stood, the hawthorn grew, The Deserted Village (1770), Oliver […]

Stupid is as stupid zones: Part 4, Almost half the average renter’s income

21 March, 2017 (09:00) | Density, Exclusion, Housing, Land use, Local Government, London, Los Angeles, NIMBY, Speculation, Urbanization, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.]   The man of wealth and pride Takes up a space that many poor supplied; The robe that wraps his limbs in silken sloth, Has robbed the neighbouring fields of half their growth; The Deserted Village (1770), Oliver Goldsmith […]

The homeless magnet: Part 9, Families have to play a role

2 February, 2017 (09:00) | Apartments, de Blasio, Development, Ecosystem, Homelessness, Housing, Incentives, Mobility, New York City, NIMBY, Politics, Poverty, Rental, Vouchers |

  [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Part 8.]   By: David A. Smith   After eight parts with no answer, we come to life’s full irony:   “By picking you, Steve, I expect NYC Legal Aid to get off my ass” […]