Posts tagged Social Capital

  • Breakfast links: Building communities

    Neighborhoods reflect disparities; DC’s first mixed-income redevelopment; Placemaking builds community; Trolley Trail connected; Public-private partnerships hit roadblocks; A glow-in-the-dark bike path; Demand, meet supply; And….  Keep reading…

  • Principled development

    This summer, I convened a series of discussions about development, urban planning, and policy in New York City.  Out of those discussions I wrote down some thoughts, but ended up putting them in a drawer as people got busy with the campaign, other jobs, and life… but better late than never, here is a draft. The Imperative Today, New York City is entering a new era of…  Keep reading…

  • The all-purpose suburban mega-home

    Robert Samuelson writes about the dangerous trend toward larger and larger homes.  “By and large,” he says, “the new American home is a residential SUV. It’s big, gadget-loaded and slightly gaudy.”  Encouraged by tax breaks for mortgages, American families are buying larger and larger homes even as the prices soar.  Keep reading…

  • Added value of community

    This article joins in the chorus of criticism of the Supreme Court’s Kelo decision, which allowed the City of New London to condemn property for redevelopment even though the public value of that was fairly tenuous. But the article also thinks beyond the simple government power versus private property rights argument, by suggesting that the real issue is one of valuing the…  Keep reading…

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