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december 2015 by allaboutgeorge
Increasing Residential And Employment Density Could Mean Reductions In Vehicle Travel, Fuel Use And Carbon Dioxide Emissions
The committee disagreed about the feasibility of achieving the target density in the upper-bound scenario -- doubling the density of 75 percent of new development -- by 2050. Some members of the committee thought that these higher densities would be reached due to macroeconomic trends -- higher energy prices and carbon taxes -- in combination with growing public support for infill development, investments in transit, and higher densities along transit rail corridors. Other members thought that the high-density scenario would require such a significant departure from current low-density development patterns, land-use policies, and public preferences that it is unrealistic without a strong state or regional role in growth management.
transit  research  science  transporation  cities  environment  cars  jobs  work  housing  gas  urban 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Prototype - Location, Location - It Still Pays to Be Near - NYTimes.com
“People here don’t talk sports at parties; they talk technology: what they are doing, what they are thinking about,” he said. “With all the new technologies and platforms being built in Silicon Valley, it’s like land opening up earlier in American history. If you’re here, you can learn first where the good land is.”
housing  geography  realestate  research  technology  location  relationships 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
New York Times Economix Blog: New York, New York, America's Resilient City
[...] According to National Association of Realtors data, New York is the only city in the continental United States, outside of San Francisco Bay, where median sales prices remain north of $500,000. [...]

[...] This is not the first time that New York has weathered a downturn well. Between 1950 and 2000, all but 2 of the 10 largest American cities lost 20 percent or more of their populations. America’s older, colder cities were buffeted badly by an exodus of manufacturing jobs, suburbanization and the move to the Sun Belt. Some cities — Cleveland, Detroit and St. Louis — shrank to one-half or less of their former size. New York and Los Angeles were the two cities that grew. While Los Angeles had everything going for it — cars, sunshine, movie stars — New York, then as now, seemed to have everything going against it. [...]
newyork  nyc  nytimes  losangeles  realestate  housing  economics 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Subprime vets saw their industry, finances vanish in a flash - Mar. 31, 2008
"You kept looking everyday to see if your company was on there or not. It seemed like every day there was a company going under. You know you could take a roller coaster ride down. But you never envisioned it could be a free fall."
crime  housing  realestate  california  business  corporations  economics  money 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
How John Waters Maintains His Warped Obsessions -- New York Magazine
"I can go wherever I want. So much better if you go to their house and they can come to yours. If you have a fight, you can get away, there’s no pouting room."
interviews  movies  sex  baltimore  art  housing  realestate 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Facing Default, Some Walk Out on New Homes
“Will everyone walk out? No. But there’s been a cultural shift. Buying a house used to be like entering a marriage, a commitment for life. Now, if you see something better, you go back into the dating market.”
realestate  economics  housing 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Atlantic Monthly: The Next Slum?
"[I]f New York City were its own state, it would be the most energy-efficient state in the union; most Manhattanites not only walk or take public transit to get around, they unintentionally share heat with their upstairs neighbors."
cities  urban  urbanism  housing  suburbia  realestate  nyc 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Settling Down in a City in Motion - New York Times
"When I finish writing this, I’m going down to Xiangyang Park, past the poor men from the north who are just arriving to sell animal skins, to find the group of my neighbors who set up a boom box at twilight for ballroom dancing."
china  cities  urban  housing  travel 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Great Race Divide -- Courant.com
"[W]e got rid of slavery and replaced it with legal Jim Crow. Then after segregation was officially outlawed, a new segregation emerged based on zoning laws, housing patterns and school quality. The system always comes up with a new way to resist change."
race  usa  racism  law  politics  education  housing  supremecourt 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Web Site Is Held Liable for Some User Postings - New York Times
“The law has been almost uniform that a Web site isn’t liable for what its users say. The problem here is that the Web site offered up choices for users to structure their remarks. That creates a hole plaintiffs can exploit.”
design  information  identity  online  www  yasns  social  housing  realestate  law 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Fluorescent Bulbs Are Known to Zap Domestic Tranquillity - washingtonpost.com
"I have heard time and again that a husband goes out and puts the bulb into the house, thinking he is doing a good thing. Then, the CFL bulb is changed back out by the women. It seems that women are much more concerned with how things look. [...]"
energy  housing  aesthetics  men  women 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Facing South: Racism plagues N.O. area rental housing market
"In other words, in nearly six out of every 10 transactions, African-American testers with the same jobs, credit, career paths, income, family types and rental histories as white testers were treated less favorably by landlords."
housing  neworleans  hurricane  katrina  realestate  louisiana  demography  discrimination  capitalism 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Arizona is the new Nevada - Los Angeles Times
"Housing isn't cheap in Vegas anymore, nor is it in Phoenix, compared to what it was. But it's still cheap compared to California. We're averaging 9,000 Californians a month changing their [driver's] licenses to Arizona. To me, that's a phenomenal number.
arizona  california  nevada  housing  usa  realestate  demography 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork: Resonant Frequency #32 "Living in Stereo" by Mark Richardson
"Still, there is a sacred aspect to the listening space that doesn't happen in the car or on a bus or walking down the sidewalk. Listening to music while doing nothing else is like halfway to meditating."
music  housing  aesthetics  songwriting  meditation 
january 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Water Lifts Its Awful Veil on Landscape of Destruction
"Other than Uptown, the rest of the city is just as vulnerable to flooding as the Ninth Ward. Do we just salvage the Tchoupitoulas-to-St. Charles corridor and the French Quarter and call it a day?"
neworleans  katrina  housing  architecture  louisiana 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WSJ: Bubble-Metrics: Economists Handicap Housing Markets
"Mr. DeKaser found that as of this year's first quarter, 53 metropolitan areas -- accounting for 31% of the total U.S. housing market -- were 'extremely overvalued and confront a high risk of future price correction.'"
realestate  housing  cities  sustainable  economics  california  massachusetts 
august 2005 by allaboutgeorge
BoGlobe: The housing struggle
"Owning a home in a major city should be an opportunity to put down roots and build family wealth, not a contest that only the wealthiest competitors win."
housing  realestate  cities  massachusetts  sustainable 
august 2005 by allaboutgeorge
AP (via Wired News): Free Land in the Heartland Draws Newcomers
"I found a place exactly like my hometown and it's in America. To us, this is our promised land. We don't need anything else."
land  realestate  kansas  nebraska  housing 
august 2005 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: Seize control of your closet
"Clutter is a relative term. If your things form an extension of yourself, they may not seem to be clutter. If they oppress you, they become good candidates for clutter."
housing  aesthetics  interiordesign  gtd 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: Everything must go
"Seven of these boomers turn 50 every minute. They're driving what builders and housing researchers expect to be the fastest growing trend in the housing market during the next decade — smaller homes with better amenities to lighten the load of chores."
aging  housing  losangeles 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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