Category: Nonprofits

The ghost in the shell: Part 2, Render unto Scituate

1 March, 2017 (09:00) | Churches, Development, F.X. Cabrini, Housing, Land value, Nonprofits, Real estate taxes, Redevelopment, Scituate |

  By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   As we saw yesterday, my morbid fascination with the deconsecration, closure, occupancy-vigil, and litigation of St. Frances X. Cabrini Catholic Church in Scituate has caused me to track it past the media’s loss-of-interest point (the vigilers’ peaceful departure) and to the question, is […]

The ghost in the shell: Part 1, I am the redevelopment and reuse

28 February, 2017 (09:00) | Churches, Development, F.X. Cabrini, Housing, Land value, Nonprofits, Real estate taxes, Redevelopment, Scituate | 1 comment

  By: David A. Smith   What comes after death?   What worth the body when the spirit has fled?   For human beings, any affirmative answer rests on faith, because we know what happens to the shell of our selves; it goes into the earth or into the fire.  But what happened to a […]

Month in Review, January, 2016: Part 2, The Three Eras of Urbanization

19 February, 2016 (10:00) | Air rights, Apartments, Cities, Co-housing, Co-working, Development, Essential posts, Holmes on housing, Housing, Innovation, Morality, Nonprofits, Speculation, Theory, Universities, Urbanization, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] In yesterday’s part 1, I took the opportunity to re-examine the Three Eras of Urbanization – Walkable, Commuting, and Networked – and the consequences for the world that, even as Sub-Saharan Africa and much of India is still moving out of Walkable Era urbanization, the advanced […]

Month in Review, January, 2016: Part 1, The Three Eras of Urbanization

18 February, 2016 (10:00) | Air rights, Apartments, Cities, Co-housing, Co-working, Development, Essential posts, Holmes on housing, Housing, Innovation, Morality, Nonprofits, Speculation, Theory, Universities, Urbanization, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith Boston’s January was a long cold month, and in it I published three long and clinically cold posts, starting with Sprouting innovation: Part 1, Choose the right seed, Part 2, Choose the right ground, and Part 3, Grow and garden: In innovation, for every success there must be a hundred failures, […]

Morality, economy, innumeracy, illogic: Part 8, Feeling and history

29 January, 2016 (10:00) | Air rights, Apartments, Capital markets, Cities, Development, Gentrification, History, Housing, Land use economics, Morality, New York City, Nonprofits, Rental, Theology, Universities, Urbanization, Zoning |

 [Continued from yesterday’s Part 7 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.] By: David A. Smith “All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.” ― Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt […]