A podcast about Market Urbanism, or the cross between free-market policies and urban issues. We discuss how a liberalized approach to cities would lead to more housing, faster transport, improved public services, and better urban quality of life.
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.”