Category: Value chain

Ten years a blogger: Part 12, Housing and cities

27 May, 2015 (10:00) | Blogs, Capital markets, Cities, Essential posts, Evolution, Finance, Global news, Government, Holmes on housing, Mobile homes, Money, Slums, Theory, US News, Value chain | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 11 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, and Part 10.] By: David A. Smith Section 12. Housing in the context of cities Housing is what makes cities; without housing, a complex of building is an industrial […]

Ten years a blogger: Part 11, Evolving building technology

26 May, 2015 (04:50) | Blogs, Capital markets, Cities, Essential posts, Evolution, Finance, Global news, Government, Holmes on housing, Mobile homes, Money, Slums, Theory, US News, Value chain | No comments

[Continued from March’s Part 10 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, and Part 9.] By: David A. Smith Section 11. Housing as evolving technology, not just construction Primitive houses were little more than ramshackle assemblies, but over time houses became technological, starting with […]

Ten years a blogger: Part 10, Affordability and government

20 March, 2015 (09:00) | Blogs, Capital markets, Cities, Essential posts, Evolution, Finance, Global news, Government, Holmes on housing, Mobile homes, Money, Slums, Theory, US News, Value chain |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 9 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Part 8.] By: David A. Smith Section 10. Affordable housing and the essential role of government Because sustainable urban affordable housing always costs money, it arises only when a benefactor is willing […]

Ten years a blogger: Part 9, Housing’s value chains

19 March, 2015 (09:00) | Blogs, Capital markets, Cities, Essential posts, Evolution, Finance, Global news, Government, Holmes on housing, Mobile homes, Money, Slums, Theory, US News, Value chain |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 8 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7.] By: David A. Smith Section 9. Housing’s value chains: Supply side and demand side Once one grasps that slums are economically rational, and a transitional phase brought on my rapid urbanization that […]

Ten years a blogger: Part 8, Slums as an asset class

18 March, 2015 (10:00) | Blogs, Capital markets, Cities, Essential posts, Evolution, Finance, Global news, Government, Holmes on housing, Mobile homes, Money, Slums, Theory, US News, Value chain |

[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 Section 8. Slums as market response, asset class, and transitional urban adaptation From my first slum-theory post on slums as spontaneous communities, I’ve devoted scores of posts to slums (or […]