Another reminder, if you’re a Los Angeles resident, to vote “no” on Measure S on Tuesday, March 7th. More info on the anti-housing initiative can be found here.
2. This Week at Market Urbanism
Yglesias Gives Best Tweetstorm Ever by Michael Lewyn
Governing The Traffic Commons by Sandy Ikeda
I recently showed my students a short video about a radical way of addressing problems of traffic congestion: accidents, pollution, and time wasted on the road…It’s quite simple: Remove traffic lights, cautions, and marked pedestrian crossings.
Asher Meyers provides the latest in World City Profiles: European Villages Are Showcases Of Old Urbanism
There is always the lurking suspicion that great urbanism is a museum piece, something we cannot recreate. We have to console ourselves with guarding what’s left. Even then, some feel it unfit for ‘modern life,’ that humans cannot live as their recent ancestors had. Urbanists tend to celebrate cities and spaces of great renown, which makes remaking our own little corner of the world seem futile.
3. Where’s Scott?
Scott Beyer has left San Francisco and is moving this weekend towards Portland, with in-between stops in Redding, Medford, Eugene and more. His 3 articles this week included one for Governing Magazine on the Yimby Movement, and two for Forbes United States Has 5 Of World’s 10 Most Congested Cities and How Far Can Miami’s Beach Development Spread?
But the real story is what’s happening north of Miami Beach. Aside from a few areas dedicated to state parkland, there is now essentially a contiguous urban shoreline extending from the southern tip of Miami Beach up to Fort Lauderdale…And an awful lot of this area is becoming vertical.
4. At the Market Urbanism Facebook Group
John Morris wants to start a Pittsburgh Yimby group
Isabella Chu wants to know the connection between urban density and improved health outcomes
Hussain Akbari wants to know the connection between urban density and fertility rates
via Shawn Reust Trump Transport Secretary Elaine Chao Pulls $647 Million Dedicated To California Rail Electrification
Miguel Keeler shares article on Bay Area techies scrapping by on 6 figures
John Morris on a winter house built for 10k
via Bob Gibbs As France’s Towns Wither, Fears of a Decline in ‘Frenchness’
via Nga Pham The Los Angeles Neighborhood That Went to War Against Gentrifiers
via Elizabeth Lasky The displaced of San Francisco have moved to Antioch
via Peter Ryan This 3D Map Shows the Price Per Square Foot of U.S. Housing Markets
5. Stephen Smith‘s tweet of the week:
Alternatives and cost-benefit analyses and technocratic transit planning are for wimps. Andrew Cuomo is a manly man and needs none of that.
— Market Urbanism (@MarketUrbanism) February 27, 2017