Re: [carfree_cities] Re: Financing and new vs old
- --- tim <sohi@...> wrote:
> >I find a big problem with this because it does notWhat is your point? The fact of the matter is that if
> allow for individuality in
> >building types and who cares if the property values
> go up (or down). What
> >would this be trying to solve, and what is wrong
> with the current system
> >of selling
> >a piece of property or a house and getting whatever
> people will pay for it?
> how about considering the masses of people who live
> in car free squatter
> who build their houses from junk or sleep in bin
> land rights will be a major issue to solve
> recently indidgenous tribes who have been victims of
> greedy foriegn
> have tried to block the roads to the rich mans cars
you regulate land prices, you will end up with one of
the following two situations:
1) The price is too low, and you have a housing
2) The price is too high, and people who want to sell
are stuck there (some will just leave, and then you
end up with abandoned property).
Only the market "knows" the right price, not anyone
else, no matter how smart or well-intentioned you are.
If developers aren't allowed to make money building in
a carfree city, there won't be any developers, which
means no carfree city (new or existing city space).
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