Housing Bubble, credit bubble, public planning, land use, zoning and transportation in the exurban environment. Specific criticism of smart growth, neotradtional, forms based, new urbanism and other top down planner schemes to increase urban extent and density. Ventura County, California specific examples.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Suggestions for the blog
Having seen what happens to blogs that start "mailing it in" I am looking for suggestions to increase the value of Exurban Nation.
I'd still like to keep my individual real estate observations focused on Ventura County and the Wrightwood /high desert area of San Bernardino. Lots of rich data to mine there alone but I know other places are just as interesting. Preferable guest posts could share them.
One reason I let the blog slide was the same reason I started it in the first place. There were stories not being told so I told them here. Then the blogosphere exploded in housing/econ forums. Now those places are victims of unfettered abuse. Too bad, it happens. Some 76,000 comments later I doubt I've deleted a dozen so it can work. A little restraint and a little self policing is ll it will require.
This will be a "top post" for a few days to solicit comments.