Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

  • A Price Ceiling Has Unintended Consequences

    Do You Like Rent Control?

    Nov 30, 12 • 2131 Views • No Comments

    Asked if it makes sense to mandate lower rents for some apartments in large cities, many of us say yes. Lower rents facilitate diversity and they enable middle income municipal workers to live close to home. Affordability is good. Yes? The residents of......  [read more]

  • In NYC and China, developers are building smaller apartments.


    Oct 23, 12 • 1032 Views • No Comments

    An iPad turns on the lights, the shower is a futuristic sounding vertical tube near the door and the bed becomes seating.  Occupying 161 square feet, this Dongguan, China micro-apartment is the size of a US mall parking space. But, at $133 a square foot......  [read more]

  • How much should cities plan for the storm of the century?

    A Weather Dilemma for NYC

    Sep 12, 12 • 456 Views • No Comments

    In NYC, the last time that the East River touched the Hudson River (see below) was on September 3, 1821 when a hurricane struck directly and the tide rose 13 feet in one hour. Should the city plan for it to happen again? Along its 520 mile long coastline, New......  [read more]

  • The Sugary Beverage Debate

    More Soda Wars

    Aug 14, 12 • 456 Views • No Comments

    If you lived in Richmond, California, would you vote yes or no for their proposed soda tax? The tax is unusual because it does not charge people at the register. Instead, retailers would have to pay a license fee that is based on how many ounces of SSBs......  [read more]

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    Mobile Home Ceilings

    Oct 22, 10 • 514 Views • No Comments

    When the Ukiah California City Council said yes to rent stabilization for a local mobile home park, senior citizens said, “Thank you.” In NYC, 50% of all housing in Manhattan is rent regulated. Sixty years ago, concerned that the middle class......  [read more]