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N’espérez pas vous débarrasser des villes

We see the world as we are. Trite, but true : no matter our focus of the moment, we will tend to explain everything through that lens.

So unsurprisingly I explain away a lot of what is wrong in the world through the fundamental brokenness of the housing market. And specifically, the fact that we could, but won’t, build nearly enough housing where it matters – creating every incentive for people to spread apart when we know that individuals are happier, and society more productive, when we congregate in denser cities.

I have already written a bit about this. But this piece is clearly better as it quantifies both the supply gap (the wedge between build costs and housing prices that directly measures the cost of restrictions on new buildings), the productivity gap between small and large cities, and how restrictions on new housing development directly drive increases in inequality.

The housing theory of everything – Works in Progress

Paris, now and then

I can’t embed this, but it is really worth the click: photos of the same places in Paris taken in 1900 and 2013, with a slider going from one to the other:

Paris 1900-2013 en photos : pilotez notre fabuleuse machine à remonter le temps | Rue89 Culture.

Color photography of Paris from 1914

This made my day!

Entrance to Passage du Caire

Color photography of Paris from 1914.

Paris contre New York

Très joli site de dessins mettant face à face Paris et New York. Pour reprendre leur propre présentation :

Un match visuel amical entre ces deux villes, c’est le regard d’un amoureux de Paris sur un New York rempli de détails, de clichés et de contradictions : suivez le guide.

Pierre de Taille vs Brick

Lien : Paris Vs NYC

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