Category: Urban farms

Not growing food, growing people: Part 2, cultivating the property desert

16 August, 2012 (09:00) | Cities, Economics, Innovations, Jobs, Newark, Theory, Urban farms |

By:David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   Yesterday’s blog post, using a Wall Street Journal (August 8, 2012) article as its seed corn, acquainted us with the incongruous spectacle of Newark, New Jersey spending city money on small-scale urban gardens, which are never going to solve the city’s alleged “food desert” problem, […]

Not growing food, growing people: Part 1, cultivating the jobs desert

15 August, 2012 (09:00) | Cities, Economics, Innovations, Jobs, Newark, Theory, Urban farms | 1 comment

By:David A. Smith   Technology makes the world richer because it creates cost savings, and yet that vaporizes jobs, and when a city loses too many jobs, then its real estate value plummets, and with that down goes its civic viability.  That leaves the real estate infrastructure stranded – the money moves, the jobs move, […]