# 34 — Un-Natural Disasters, Recursive Resilience, Unjust Compensation, Visionless Planning


Un-Natural Disasters, Recursive Resilience, Unjust Compensation, Visionless Planning Summary: The “disasters” we care about are not “natural,” but social, and they are different from the disasters of previous eras. “Resilience planning” recursively accepts their recurrence, and often uses them to further already desired urban restructuring rather than preventing them. Vulnerability to the damages and compensation […]

Blog #27 – The Alternatives for Sandy: Banker’s Socialism,, the Private Market, Equity, Planning


Blog #27 – The Alternatives for Sandy: Banker’s Socialism,, the Private Market, Equity — and Planning Three very different principles might be used to guide responses to the devastation wrought by a disaster such as Sandy – and might be applicable to responses to any disaster. First, what might be called Bankers’ Socialism Approach: the […]

Blog # 22 Vacant Housing and Sandy


Vacant Housing and Sandy: a Proposal It is an abomination to have people desperately in need of housing, both emergency after Sandy and long-term, at the same time that there is a stock of vacant, good quality, accessible housing being held off the market because its owner believes that the market will improve and he/she/it […]