I want to publish a guide to Enclosure. It’s an important syndrome that has shaped the global disenfranchisement that is human culture. It kills. It’s been the Three Card Monty game of choice for the Gentry and Banks since Rome.
Nero. That was a guy who understood Urban Enclosure. Burn the place, blame terrorists. Rebuild with slave labor. Tax everyone.
Enclosure Renewal is a more precise way to speak of urban renewal. The number of cities in the US that have Developers’ Mobs in firm control of municipal planning and policy is more than likely ALL. These folks use many different forms of active devaluation to drive areas into decline, then “redevelop”. Many times they will draw matching funds from “philanthropic” groups or government agencies. If properly done, a modern Enclosure Renewal will dislodge the peasants into the next planned renewal area while gentrifying/rebuilding the first area.
After Katrina Google maps has been providing Ghost Housing, like this property in Queen Anne which was raised of all structures sans 1 (one) clothsline post in 2006.
A hole appeared, perhaps a “perk” (a test hole dug deeper than the foundation to check for water table activity). It was about 2 (two) stories deep, which is about 1 too many for this. The property is notably on the crest of a hill, and the hole was filled in level on a weekend. Nothing has been touched since.
Attending to Thee Werk at the probable site of a missile-age Enclosure enacted by the State. Paradoxically, Emminent Domain laws generally provide amble compensation for land owners whose real estate falls on the Combine side of an Enclosure.
another voice provided these illustrations as separate items. Enclosures are often finalized with a wall. Just ask Goya.
Bill Clinton gave us Amerikkkhans the Free Speech Enclosure during the Seattle WTO Conference. This is an example of the Commons being literally Enclosed for the advantage of the privileged, albeit intellectualist.
Tetsuo did NeoTokyo’s Developer Yakuza a solid in duplicating the Akira Moment. Most insurance policies don’t pay out for “Acts of God,” though.