Urbanexus Update #33 by urbanexus

This is the 33rd weekly update containing links to selected articles, images, tweets and videos about opportunities—and challenges—for real estate investment and sustainable community development. Please note that some of the links may take you to articles that are behind paywalls.

A small-scale public-private partnership failure in Seattle by urbanexus

Here is a small scale example of one of the challenges of public/private partnerships--the Uptown Parklet in Seattle, WA, USA.

The parklet was first envisioned in 2012 and, after fundraising, was installed in February 2015. In October 2015, the parklet was removed. The main reason for removal was the failure to establish and fund an adequate program for maintaining the parklet. See below for two articles that offer background and perspective on what took place.

 Top - Parklet concept from 2012. Lower left - Parklet opening in Feburay 2015. Lower right - Parklet removed in October 2018.

Top - Parklet concept from 2012. Lower left - Parklet opening in Feburay 2015. Lower right - Parklet removed in October 2018.

Urbanexus Update #32 by urbanexus

This is the 32nd weekly update containing links to selected articles, images, tweets and videos about opportunities—and challenges—for real estate investment and sustainable community development. Please note that some of the links may take you to articles that are behind paywalls.

Urbanexus Update #31 by urbanexus

This is the 31st weekly update containing links to selected articles, images, tweets and videos about opportunities—and challenges—for real estate investment and sustainable community development. Please note that some of the links may take you to articles that are behind paywalls.

Urbanexus Update #30 by urbanexus

This is the 30th weekly update containing links to selected articles, images, tweets and videos about opportunities—and challenges—for real estate investment and sustainable community development. Please note that some of the links may take you to articles that are behind paywalls.

Urbanexus Update #29 by urbanexus

This is the 29th weekly update containing links to selected articles, images, tweets and videos about opportunities—and challenges—for real estate investment and sustainable community development. Please note that some of the links may take you to articles that are behind paywalls.

Urbanexus Update #28 by urbanexus

This is the 28th weekly update containing links to selected articles, images, tweets and videos about opportunities—and challenges—for real estate investment and sustainable community development. Please note that some of the links may take you to articles that are behind paywalls.

Urbanexus Update #27 by urbanexus

This is the 27th weekly update containing links to selected articles, images, tweets and videos about opportunities—and challenges—for real estate investment and sustainable community development. Please note that some of the links may take you to articles that are behind paywalls.

Urbanexus Update #26 by urbanexus

This is the 26th weekly update  containing links to selected articles, images, tweets and videos about opportunities—and challenges—for real estate investment and sustainable community development. Please note that some of the links may take you to articles that are behind paywalls.

Urbanexus Update #25 by urbanexus

This is the 25th weekly update containing links to selected articles, images, tweets and videos about opportunities—and challenges—for real estate investment and sustainable community development. Please note that some of the links may take you to articles that are behind paywalls.

Urbanexus Update #24 by urbanexus

This is the 24th weekly update containing links to selected articles, images, tweets and videos about opportunities—and challenges—for real estate investment and sustainable community development. Please note that some of the links may take you to articles that are behind paywalls.

Urbanexus Update #23 by urbanexus

This is the 23rd weekly update containing links to selected articles, images, tweets and videos about opportunities—and challenges—for real estate investment and sustainable community development. Please note that some of the links may take you to articles that are behind paywalls.

Urbanexus Update #22 by urbanexus

This is the 22nd weekly update containing links to selected articles, images, tweets and videos about opportunities—and challenges—for real estate investment and sustainable community development. Please note that some of the links may take you to articles that are behind paywalls.

What's wrong with housing in America? by urbanexus

Scott Cox is an architect with broad experience in banking, development and project management. He is a principal at Denver-based SLC Advisors, a home building, land development and investor consultancy that manages company level investments, housing and community development projects and repositioning/work-outs. Mr. Cox wrote four brief and insightful articles for Builder Online addressing the question of “What’s wrong with housing in America?”
Part 1 - Dissecting the housing market–and proffering solutions
Part 2 - Why housing is so expensive
Part 3 - Why it is so hard to get enough projects approved to hold down the cost of land
Part 4 - The conventional solutions don’t, and won’t, work

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POTUS 45 issues pardons in case that inspired armed occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Preserve by urbanexus

POTUS 45 has pardoned Dwight and Seven Hammond who were convicted in 2012 of setting firs on public lands. A successful prosecutorial appeal that resulted in a longer prison sentence for the Hammond brothers. That decision sparked the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Preserve from January 2 to February 11, 2016. Articles concerning the pardon appeared in the American Bar Association Journal and High Country News.