On Condos, “Sustainability”, “Transit-Oriented-Development” and other such – a collection of weblinks

As a motto for this page, we are tempted to update the Alabama Song from Mahagonny into a Song of Sustainable Development:

Oh show me the way to the next billion dollars
Oh, don’t ask why, oh, don’t ask why
For we must find the next billion dollars
For if we don’t find the next billion dollars
I tell you we must die
I tell you we must die
I tell you
I tell you
I tell you we must die

We offer below a collection of links to articles and videos that, jointly, may provide some amount of insight into the complex game that has arrogated for itself the concept of “Sustainability”.  We welcome, of course, your suggestions for additions to this collection.

Market Update, on the condo glut in Canada, GreaterFool, Nov 22, 2013
The Condo Game, a CBC Documentary broadcast on November 21, 2013
Walkable Cities, NRDC, March 4, 2013
Are Toronto’s New Condos Built to Last? (“Slums of the Future”), The Star, March 24, 2013
Faulty Towers, TorontoLife, July 24, 2012
Are Toronto Condo Towers Slums in the Making?, The Star, March 20, 2012
Toronto’s Glass Condos Facing Very Short Lifespan, The Red Pin, November 16, 2011
Throw-away buildings: Toronto’s glass condos, CBC News, November 14, 2011
Is City Place Toronto’s next ghetto?, The Grid, November 10, 2011
Not “The Great Transit-Oriented Development Swindle”?, Fog City Journal, March 4, 2010
What Can Houston Learn from LA’s Transit-Oriented Development Failure?, Houston Strategies, July 5, 2007
Hawaii Should Learn from the Portland Rail Fiasco, Hawaii Reporter, September 6, 2007

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