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. Photo by NR Flickr user Brian Wolfe.
The White House takes on off-street parking [WP]
Illuminating Blight in Upstate New York [City Lab]
Why does it cost so damn much to demo buildings? [NPR]
Block-by-Block Blight Fight Nearly Halves Vacancies [Next City]
How cities around the world are eliminating car parks [Guardian]
How 4 cities are using manufacturing to build equitable economies [Curbed]
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Riddle me this, where are all the sub-prime car loan holders going to park their vehicles? The White House, as per the ‘paper’, isn’t taking on parking… it’s taking on “gentrification” by enabling an expansion of low income housing into “dynamic” cities. Hmmm, reads a lot like ‘the application of all rents of land to public purposes’ (google it). It’s essentially attempting to spin the negative impact a decade of federal fiscal and monetary policies have had on housing affordability toward state and local land use policies. It’s answer…”smart housing regulation”. How does regulation of any kind “allow supply to respond elastically to demand”?
Meanwhile, ten years in we’re lighting vacant buildings to curtail crime…calling it ‘art’, paying people to live in blighted neighborhoods…calling it ‘innovation’ and subsidizing the clipping of basil…calling it ‘manufacturing’. According to the BLS, since the ’07 depression the U.S. has lost 1.5 million manufacturing jobs. This year alone has seen a loss of 58k to date. Yeah, it’s those damn “local barriers” alright.