Weekly Link Round Up


“Boys going fishing, Hudson River” by NR flickr userJohn Leighton. The weekly link roundup is a collection of links related to Newburgh, revitalization, urban planning and anything else that might inspire change or create dialogue.

Sicilian Town Tells Outsiders: Take Our Homes. Please. [NYT]
Silvercup Studios Is Turning a Bronx Warehouse Into Its 3rd Production Complex [NYT]
Strategies for good urban retail [Better! Cities & Towns]
Affordable Housing, Always [City Lab]
It’s Getting Harder and Harder to Tell Brooklyn’s and Manhattan’s Real-Estate Markets Apart [NY Mag]
Town That Chased Away Starbucks Sees Its Identity Being Endangered Again [NYT]

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One Comment

  • Austin’s Land Trust model belies what Robert Swann envisioned. His was based on a distributist economy where in the ‘collective’ owned the means of production to be transformed into goods and services by the local labor pool. A sort of self sustaining community. Austin is simply providing a hedonistic approach to inflation, an extension of what .gov did a few years ago when it rewrote the cpi formula; i.e. you can substitute strip steak with chuck so no inflation. BS. Austin’s approach is more socialist in that it places ownership of the land into a bureaucratic system, not what Swann intended.
    As a counter point to the divisive gentrification thingy, some facts: as of 2014 non-hispanic whites under the age of five are now the minority and 75% of all jobs added since December 2007 have gone to foreign-born workers. So before any one holds any contempt toward the “affluent” take a gander… http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-states/home-ownership-rate (start the cart @ 1996). Btw, that .gov ‘home ownership dream’ policy started in 2003 so don’t go there. Any way, not too worry though, the central planners have our backs and are putting pressure on the bankstas to mow the over grown lawns ; ]