Category: Tiny tower

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 […]

The new urbanism of Tiny Tower: Part 2, In the end, we must cultivate our tower

11 July, 2013 (09:00) | Cities, Complex systems, Games, Housing, Humor, iPhone, Markets, SimCity, SimEarth, Simulations, Technology, Tiny tower, Urbanism |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Yesterday’s tour of Tiny Tower got us through only half of its New Urbanist principles – we have almost as many yet to come – including the principle of user deification.   A world in your hands, K     13. The city does not […]

The new urbanism of Tiny Tower: Part 1, Without new housing, there are no new jobs

10 July, 2013 (09:28) | Cities, Complex systems, Games, Housing, Humor, iPhone, Markets, SimCity, SimEarth, Simulations, Technology, Tiny tower, Urbanism |

By:David A. Smith   The world’s fastest growing ‘city’ is a model of New Urbanism, going from zero to over 10,000,000 people in just a few years, but to visit it, you’ll have to look into an iPhone or computer.    A universe that goes only upwards   Tiny Tower, the logical successor to SimCity […]