Volume 8, Issue 4


Everyone in Casablanca has problems.  Yours may work out.

The Curmudgeon strikes yet again. This time our theme centers on both real estate development and business retention. Our first review offers a description and the inevitable Curmudgeon commentary of Witold Rybczynski’s Makeshift Metropolis. Rybczynski is most likely little known to most economic developers; he should be much more appreciated. Makeshift Metropolis is a wonderful, short assessment of real estate development and redevelopment over the last fifty years. Rybczynski is also a curmudgeon in his own right, and his perspective is both sharp, and penetrating.

Our second review, based on a series of articles drawn from Urban Land (November/December 2010), focuses on health care industry real estate development and redevelopment. While we are reviewing the potential for the local health care industry’s expansion in our communities, the Curmudgeon is also trying to fix economic developer’s attention on raising the priority of health care in our business retention program. Health care is, for various reasons a neglected sector, but in the future decade may well be one the most critical for the “health” and viability of our communities.



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