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Just looking for a home, lord, lord: Part 1, come all the way

14 February, 2012 (11:33) | Eviction, Global news, Land use, Law, Occupy movement, Slums, Travelers, UK News, United Kingdom, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith   Well, the boll weevil is a little black bug Come from Mexico they say Well he come all the way to Texas He was lookin for a place to stay Just lookin’ for a home, He was lookin’ for a home – The Boll Weevil Song   In this extended […]

You have THREE last chances!

13 February, 2012 (11:02) | Default, Eurozone, Global news, Greece, Sovereign bankruptcy |

By:David A. Smith   Our chief weapon is surprise …   Merkozy: Nobody expects the European Commission! Our chief weapon is surprise.  Surprise and fear.  Fear and surprise.  Our two weapons are fear and surprise and ruthless efficiency.  <Pause>  Our three weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency and an almost fanatical devotion to the […]

Month in Review, November 2011

10 February, 2012 (09:05) | Admin, Apartments, Bankruptcy, China, Cities, Cleveland, Global news, Month in review, Obituary, Speculation, Urban renewal |

  [Previous Months in Review available here: Oct 11, Sep 11, Aug 11, Jul 11, Jun 11, May 11, Apr 11, Mar 11, Feb 11, Jan 11]    By:David A. Smith   Even paranoiacs have enemies, though   In November I indulged in a flight of fancy that, since I’m still alive, must have been […]

Grid city, scalable city: Part 2, the ever-changing reality

9 February, 2012 (12:17) | Cities, Eminent domain, History, Housing, Infrastructure, New York City, Shlomo Angel, Theory, Urbanization |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1. ]   By:David A. Smith   Preserve your software; the rest is meat. – Rudy Rucker   As we saw yesterday in Part 1, to grow, cities like other organisms need an overall plan, lest they simply sprawl into fat and globular congestion, and no plan offers better, simpler growth expandability […]

Grid city, scalable city: Part 1, the unchanging vision

8 February, 2012 (10:43) | Cities, Eminent domain, History, Housing, Infrastructure, New York City, Shlomo Angel, Theory, Urbanization |

By:David A. Smith   Preserve your software; the rest is meat. – Rudy Rucker   Cities are organisms, and to thrive and endure they have to evolve – growing or shrinking as needed – and for that, they need urban DNA, DNA that allows individual property owners and developers to build their way into a […]