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Posada Real

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignleft" width="570" caption="Posada Real"][/caption] While at VOA, I've been creating a timeshare project for a Mexican client.  His family owns a property in San Jose del Cabo and he asked me to redevelop the hotel into a larger, more dense timeshare unit.
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In search of the midcentury vibe

In this post-recessional celebratory-illusory-prosperity period, we seem endlessly surprised and delighted with economic favors showered upon ourselves, and indulge like happy children jumping in autumn leaves raked into piles in the yard.  Jobs again - yaay!  Let's all celebrate!  Interest rates - low!  Yay!  Let's buy big stuff!  And now gas prices - they start with the number 1 again!  Whoopee!  Let's all take trips!
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Further notes on density

In the last several weeks, readers of my column on The New Geography have made themselves known to me.  It seems there is a need to communicate, which I heartily encourage.
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Density in Central Florida

Florida is on track to break the 20 million population mark by 2016, or possibly next year .  The Sunshine State will displace New York as the third most populous state in the country, just behind California and Texas.  Nationally, rural counties absorb a lot of newcomers of modest income or fixed income seeking affordable places to live.  Here in Orlando, however, banks and developers are betting big on a newfound taste for the urban lifestyle, beckoning new arrivals with hip-looking apartments and parking garages, often coupled with shopping plazas full of pricey, name-brand retailers.  This is a gamble of huge proportions. Regrettably, it's just another bubble waiting to burst.
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Preservation in 2015

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What is the 21st century?

What is the 21st century? What is the 21st century?  It is a loss of the happy medium.  It is an oscillation between extremes.  It is a flight to irrationality.  The 21st century bears little resemblance to the 1960s tv show of the same name.