Category: Paris

Month in Review, November, 2012: Part 2, Here at home

11 January, 2013 (10:00) | Argentina, Camden, China, Euro, Foreclosure, Global news, Haiti, Homeless, Month in review, Municipal bankruptcy, Nonprofits, NYCHA, Paris, Public housing, Spain, US News |

[Previous Month in Reviews available here: Oct 12, Sep 12, Aug 12, Jul 12, Jun 12, May 12]   By:David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, affordable housing and urban troubles abound globally, but we need look no further than our front stoop to find […]

Month in Review, November, 2012: Part 1, Around the world

10 January, 2013 (10:00) | Argentina, Camden, China, Euro, Foreclosure, Global news, Haiti, Homeless, Month in review, Municipal bankruptcy, Nonprofits, NYCHA, Paris, Public housing, Spain, US News |

[Previous Month in Reviews available here: Oct 12, Sep 12, Aug 12, Jul 12, Jun 12, May 12]   By:David A. Smith   I promise to stop using my blackberry!   Housing is both global and local; both abstract and intensely human – and in November, our posts covered all four corners of housing’s world. […]

Tolerated invisibility

16 November, 2012 (10:35) | Government, Homelessness, Housing, Innovations, Local issues, Paris, Regulation, Rooming Houses, Supportive housing |

By:David A. Smith   Homelessness is a failure; on that everyone can agree.  But whose is the failure, and whose the responsibility to address it?  The question lies, unasked, underneath a surprisingly snippy Economist article:   Jean, a 31-year-old homeless man at Canal Saint-Martin, Paris   Down and out in Paris   The inventor of […]

Rent control nullification: Part 2, the government will follow

20 September, 2011 (10:14) | Apartments, Cities, Innovations, Law, Markets, New York City, Paris, Rent control, Rental, San Francisco, Tenure, US News |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Yesterday’s post brought us a burgeoning phenomenon – San Franciscans conspiring to evade their destructive rent control law, and nobody cares very much about it, despite the New York Times‘s best efforts to stir up outrage:   Rallying to save rent control at San Francisco […]

Rent control nullification: Part 1, where the people lead

19 September, 2011 (09:50) | Apartments, Cities, Innovations, Law, Markets, New York City, Paris, Rent control, Rental, San Francisco, Tenure, US News |

By:David A. Smith   In San Francisco people are openly defying a law, and nobody, not even the New York Times which reported on it, seems the slightest bit bothered – but I, for my part, am astonished at what this top-of-bottom populist nullification says about the law that everyone is so casually flouting.   […]