Category: NIMBY

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 | No comments

  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 | No comments

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 | No comments

  [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” […]

The homeless magnet: Part 8, More than twenty days of school

1 February, 2017 (08:53) | Apartments, de Blasio, Development, Ecosystem, Homelessness, Housing, Incentives, Mobility, New York City, NIMBY, Politics, Poverty, Rental, Vouchers | No comments

[Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7.]   By: David A. Smith   Housing in the mist?  Kigali City Hall     Apology for posting delay   Last week I went to Kigali, Rwanda, for several days’ incredibly intensive work with the International […]

The homeless magnet: Part 7, Too much immediatism

24 January, 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, and Part 6.]   By: David A. Smith   As we’ve seen in If effort and expostulation translated into action, new York City would have thousands upon thousands of permanent supportive housing apartments for its homeless, but the more one […]