Monthly Archives: September 2013

Laissez-faire: the environmental version

A neat twist on the religious-like belief in conventional laissez-faire. It’s the environment, not the market, which should be left alone. Continue reading

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Towers in the Block

Thoughts on densifying existing urban neighborhoods, with a review of the SPURA Lower East Side redevelopment proposal. Continue reading

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If Overpopulation Isn’t the Problem, What’s the Question?

In a previous post, I refuted an EcoPessimist. Now I need to refute a false optimist. Continue reading

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Density Part 3: Kenneth Jackson’s “Future” of New York

Buried in Jackson’s idea of the future of NYC are two huge and, I believe, mistaken assumptions. Continue reading

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