Category: Universities

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 […]

Morality, economy, innumeracy, illogic: Part 7, Reasoning and choices

28 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 last week’s Part 6 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.] By: David A. Smith Technical difficulties addressed Technical difficulties interrupted the completion of this; apologies for the interruption.  Thanks for your patience.   – Ed. Who cares whether my argument is solidly rooted? Stubborn and ardent […]

Morality, economy, innumeracy, illogic: Part 6, Protest and reasoning

21 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 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.] By: David A. Smith Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions. Booth Tarkington After having opened this post last week by giving air time to those who oppose Union Theological Seminary’s selling its air rights to fund […]