Category: Urbanization

After release from Coventry: Part 2, On a proper submission

10 July, 2014 (10:00) | Affordable Housing, Boston, BRA, Cities, Density, Development, Don Chiofaro, High-rise, Housing, Land use economics, Local issues, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By:David A. Smith As we saw in yesterday’s post, using an article from the Boston Globe (June 25, 2014), the new Walsh Administration has taken a strikingly different approach to real estate development than did the Menino administrative dictatorship, and while so far all the moves are symbolic, they suggest […]

After release from Coventry: Part 1, Not worthy the cognizance

9 July, 2014 (10:25) | Affordable Housing, Boston, BRA, Cities, Density, Development, Don Chiofaro, High-rise, Housing, Land use economics, Local issues, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

By:David A. Smith To have been sent to Coventry is regarded as to be absent. It is often used to punish people. – Wikipedia As new Boston mayor Marty Walsh sets his imprint on Boston’s governance, the city’s real estate development must be and is a centerpiece of his emerging policy, as reported in the […]

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 […]

Elevators, the vertical utility: Part 5, Impact on cities, infrastructure, and systemic vulnerability

7 April, 2014 (11:15) | Apartments, buildings, Cities, Development, elevators, Employment, Housing, Infrastructure, Land use, mores, Transportation, Urbanization, Zoning |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1,  Part 2, and Part 3.]   By:David A. Smith   The inventory goes down the elevator every night. –Fairfax Cone     Sources for this post   Boston Globe (March 2, 2014), essay by Leon Neyfakh New York Post (February 8, 2014; blue font) A new […]