Category Archives for "Tiny Homes"

Dec 16

Triple Bottom Line Housing Development in Melbourne

By Bruce Firestone | Tiny Homes , Uncategorized

How to reduce costs, increase unit size and develop a triple bottom line (economically, environmentally and socially sustainable model) by Melbourne architect Jeremy McLeod: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFJj1v3jmYU?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&wmode=opaque&w=540&h=304] @ profbruce @ quantum_entity postscript: I like Jeremy’s ideas on cost reduction and completely understand how difficult it is to get unorthodox projects both approved and financed.  One thing […]

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Jul 07

How many bad decisions can one city’s planners make?

By Bruce Firestone | Tiny Homes , Uncategorized

Part 1 (A version of this article first appeared in OBJ, https://www.obj.ca/Opinion/2016-07-06/article-4580282/Ottawas-ugly-planning-history/1) How many bad decisions can one city’s planners make? Lots, if you are talking about Ottawa.  Let’s review their record— -Ottawa got rid of streetcars many years ago, not to replace them with subway or metro, but dirty, smelly diesel buses that get stuck […]

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