Category: Transportation

Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 3, The infallible test

28 January, 2015 (10:00) | Belmont, Golf, Green space, Housing, Land use, Leisure, Milton, Open space, Real estate taxes, Speculation, Transportation, Urbanization, US News, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Golf … is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball where it lies, is the man who will serve you faithfully […]

Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 2, One vast golf course

27 January, 2015 (10:00) | Belmont, Golf, Green space, Housing, Land use, Leisure, Milton, Open space, Real estate taxes, Speculation, Transportation, Urbanization, US News, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith I like going there for golf. America’s one vast golf course these days. Edward VIII Better than playing well is looking good Yesterday’s post teed off our examination of golf as an urban land-use phenomenon as a Gilded-Age response to the geographic expansion of cities, and […]

Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 1, A good walk spoiled

26 January, 2015 (10:00) | Belmont, Golf, Green space, Housing, Land use, Leisure, Milton, Open space, Real estate taxes, Speculation, Transportation, Urbanization, US News, Zoning | No comments

By: David A. Smith Golf is a good walk spoiled. Mark Twain When scanning Google Earth to research my lengthy posts of bucolic Belmont and meadowy Milton, I was struck how among the few landmarks readily identifiable from even very high altitudes were golf courses; though largely invisible from commuters’ streets, from above they stood […]

Elevators, the vertical utility: Part 7, Impact on the future city

9 April, 2014 (09:00) | Apartments, Buildings, Cities, Development, Elevators, Employment, Housing, Infrastructure, Land use, Mores, Transportation, Urbanization, Zoning |

[Concluded from yesterday’s  Part 6 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.] By:David A. Smith People recognize me, but they don’t know where from. Today I was in the elevator and somebody asked me if I worked for his company. – Michael Ian Black After six previous parts, we’ve reached […]

Elevators, the vertical utility: Part 6, Impact on mores

8 April, 2014 (09:00) | Apartments, Buildings, Cities, Development, Elevators, Employment, Housing, Infrastructure, Land use, Mores, Transportation, Urbanization, Zoning |

  [Continued from yesterday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and  Part 4.]   By:David A. Smith   When I was little, my grandfather used to make me stand in a closet for five minutes without moving. He said it was elevator practice. – Stephen Wright   As the preceding five (count […]