In episode 9 of the Market Urbanism Podcast, we talk about causes and solutions to America's homeless problem.
We talk with Bob Poole of the Reason Foundation & Chris Edwards of the Cato Institute about the socialized nature of U.S. infrastructure, and the paths to privatizing it.
We take several listener call-in and write-in questions about gentrification and economic development. Then we interview Yesim Taylor, executive director of the DC Policy Center, on the gentrification problem in D.C., and how to solve it.
We talk with Charles Marohn, the founder of Strong Towns, and Rick Rybeck, director of Just Economics, about how better to fund America's overstretched infrastructure.
We talk with Liz Farmer, finance reporter for Governing Magazine, and Steven Greenhut, a senior fellow for the R Street Institute, about the state of municipal finance in America.
We talk with Nicole Gelinas, a senior fellow for the Manhattan Institute, about the shoddy state of New York City's subways; and Nick Zaiac, commercial freedom fellow at the R Street Institute, about how transit should work in sprawl cities.
We talk with David Whitehead, of Greater Greater Washington, and David London, head of government relations at ofo, about the rise of alternative transit solutions - and how governments crack down on them.
We talk with Sonja Trauss and Brent Gaisford about the rise of the YIMBY movement. Trauss is founder of the San Francisco Bay Area Renters' Federation, and a candidate for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 6. Gaisford is a Los Angeles housing activist and director of the YIMBY group Abundant Housing LA.
We talk with Michael Lewyn and Ryan Avent about the meaning and evolution of Market Urbanism. Lewyn is a Touro law professor, and author of the book "Government Intervention and Suburban Sprawl: The Case for Market Urbanism." Avent is an urban policy writer for The Economist, and author of the book "The Gated City."