2207Re:[arcology] Size requirements
- Jan 13, 2003--- In email@example.com, keramfamily@j... wrote:
> ... And of course, commercial and industrial space; do the planners(I guess that would be some of us here) wish to set up certain
requirements/codes for businesses to adhere to so as to use as minimal
amount of space as possible? Thoughts? Perhaps I am projecting my own
assumptions that a sprawling arcology would be self-defeating.....and
therefore worth avoiding.
>One incentive to be efficient with space is a city tax that goes up
steeply if that space is empty or unproductive. Sort of an inverted
"Laffer" curve, if you will. If the space is highly productive, a low
tax/unit of productivity will create high total revenue. If the space
is moderately productive with a low tax, it creates moderate revenue.
If it is totally unproductive and highly taxed, the owner/leasee has
an incentive to release the space for more productive uses.
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