On the Market Urbanism Podcast, we discuss why a free-market approach to urban issues would improve city life.
Scott Beyer owns Market Urbanism Report. He is an urban affairs journalist who writes for Independent Institute, Governing Magazine and HousingOnline.com, and is authoring a book about Market Urbanism. He is originally from Charlottesville, VA and now lives in New York City.
Martha Ekdahl was born and raised in Orlando, and has lived in several other states, including California. While there, she joined the Yimby group East Bay for Everyone, advocating for more housing in Oakland, Berkeley, and other East Bay cities. She now writes for Young Voices, and lives in rural Virginia.
Antonio Graña was raised in California and Spain. He has 20 years of experience in operations and information technology, implementing leadership strategy and managing organizational change. He now lives in Hoboken, NJ, where he is an active adviser on land use and community planning.
Sergio Rodrigues is a business consultant who works in the tech sector, helping manage disruption. He lives in Newark, NJ, and is an activist for PLANewark and other local organizations, helping to promote compact, walkable communities that have good transit, street life and bicycle infrastructure.
Market Urbanism is a theory calling for free-market solutions to urban problems. Rooted in classical liberalism, it posits that cities work best through the bottom-up, private sector activity of many individuals, not top-down government plans. In this nifty guide, Scott Beyer describes how these free-market ideas can apply to housing, transport and public administration. You can purchase the book (including one signed by the author) below.