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This green and empty land: Part 3, Till we have built the homes we need

7 February, 2014 (09:00) | Apartments, Development, England, Homeownership, Housing, Land use, Law, Politics, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, Urbanization, Zoning |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Till we have built Jerusalem In England’s green and pleasant land.   After having surveyed England’s land-use and anti-development policies and finding, via a post-revelation Economist editorial (January 11, 2014; green font) and the accompanying Economist (January 11, 2014) article, the […]

This green and empty land: Part 2, I will not cease from building fight

6 February, 2014 (09:00) | Apartments, Development, England, Homeownership, Housing, Land use, Law, Politics, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, Urbanization, Zoning |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   I will not cease from building fight, Nor shall my writs sleep in my hand,   Yesterday’s post, using a come-to-Jesus Economist editorial (January 11, 2014; green font) and the accompanying Economist (January 11, 2014) article on Britain’s nosebleed house prices as a consequence of […]

This green and empty land: Part 1, And was Jerusalem builded here?

5 February, 2014 (09:01) | Apartments, Development, England, Homeownership, Housing, Land use, Law, Politics, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, Urbanization, Zoning |

  By:David A. Smith   And was Jerusalem builded here Among these dark satanic mills?   Wisdom is welcome, however late it arrives – though when it comes to this Economist editorial (January 11, 2014; green font) on zoning and residential development, paired with an Economist (January 11, 2014) news article, one wonders what took […]

Round-shouldered psyches: Part 2, Do it in DUMBO?

4 February, 2014 (09:00) | Apartments, architects, Cities, Design, High-rise, Housing, Innovations, micro-apartments, New York City, Psychology, Rent control, Uncategorized, urban living |

 [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith                                                                           To my surprise, yesterday’s little post on the psychological risks of living in a micro-apartment, using as source material an interesting article in The Atlantic (December 13, 2013),  expanded so much it didn’t fit in the original slot, so I’ve carried it over.   Fun […]

Round-shouldered psyches: Part 1, Enough room for the fridge?

3 February, 2014 (14:43) | Apartments, architects, Cities, Design, High-rise, Housing, Innovations, micro-apartments, New York City, Psychology, Rent control, Uncategorized, urban living |

By:David A. Smith                                                                           Would you live here?   Micro-apartment designed by Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos   Every apartment looks spacious […]