Get ready for Market Urbanism at #FEEcon June 15-17 in Atlanta. Market Urbanists can use the code MU40OFF to get 40% off. We’ll have several other exciting announcements over the next few days. We can’t wait to see you there!
If you are in New York, Market Urbanism is pleased to be a partner of Smart Cities NYC ’17: Powered by People, May 3-6. (smartcitiesnyc.com). The offer code SCNYC100 gets market urbanists a $100 ticket discounted down from the $1,200 standard price.
Sandy Ikeda has a short clip in the film Citizen Jane: Battle for the City. Go see it!!
Sandy Ikeda‘s Annual Jane’s Walk in Brooklyn Heights is this Sunday at 12:15.
Vince Graham, former Chairman of the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank and friend of Market Urbanism published an op-ed in the Charleston Post and Courier: Unhealthy S.C. appetite for roads demands a diet
2. Recently at Market Urbanism:
It seems like just about everyone who has ever set foot in a major city has read The Death and Life of Great American Cities and most professional urban planners have embraced at least part of her ideas. But that was not the only book she wrote and the others deserve attention from urbanists.
Government-Created Parking Externalities by Emily Hamilton
Developers are not responsible for creating a traffic congestion externality. Rather, city policymakers create this externality when they provide free or underpriced street parking. They cause drivers to waste time and gas sitting in traffic. Parking is not a public good that needs to be publicly-provided; it’s both rivalrous and excludable.
Richard Florida and Market Urbanism by Michael Lewyn
Florida writes that part of this “crisis” is the exploding cost of housing in some prosperous cities. Does that make him a market urbanist? Yes, and no.
3. At the Market Urbanism Facebook Group:
Nolan Gray at Forbes: Gifted Plans? What Ben Carson Could Mean For Housing Affordability
Nolan Gray at CityLab: How to Survive a Retail Meltdown “Combining my twin loves of dead malls and liberalizing land use regulation”
Steve LaFleur wrote, Opinion: Vancouver housing can’t be both low-density and affordable
Brendon Harre wrote: Tokyo does not subsidise its transport system! Is that the secret to its success?
Scott Beyer at Forbes: Dallas-Fort Worth Shows America’s Evolving Multi-Family Housing Market, Downtown Los Angeles Is America’s Most Colorful Neighborhood, Richard Florida’s Latest Book Hits, Then Misses, The ‘New Urban Crisis’, and Houston Or Portland: Which City Is Doing Urban Density Better?
Tim Davis shares a picture of Albany, Oregon ‘about what’s so wrong about the way that historic downtowns are “modernized.”‘
Jap Waal asks, “Is there anyone in here that has served on land use and transportation related city boards/committees?”
Chris Gaarder launched People for Housing OC
Jess Rem is looking for podcast recommendations
Sidney Wong Chun Cheung asks if, “Anyone still believes in Henry George single tax – just tax land and get rid of all other forms of taxes?”
Andrew Criscione is ‘arguing for the “pro” side on “All zoning laws should be abolished immediately” at PorcFest in June.’ Advice?
Garrett Malcolm Petersen shares some pictures from his trip to Seoul
via Krishan Madan: Judge strikes down city’s approval of a Hollywood Target — again
via Sandy Ikeda and Stephen Verdon: Reforming land use regulations by Ed Glaeser
via John Morris, “ADUs approved with no parking requirement. Great news for popular in town streetcar suburb type neighborhoods.” (Atlanta)
via John Morris: The Myth of De Facto Segregation and How We Can Correct It
via Bob Gibbs: Studies: Why local businesses matter
via Miguel Keeler: Escaping Poverty Requires Almost 20 Years With Nearly Nothing Going Wrong
via Scott De Lange Boom: At Vancouver Debate, Candidates Split Over Government Role in Housing Supply
via Brian Costin: Will somebody at City Hall let this woman sell her house to the highest bidder? (Chicago)
via John Morris, “Idea to help the small and large American river towns: repeal the Jones Act.“
via Todd Litman: Lost in housing hysteria, middle-class neighbourhoods have gone extinct by Richard Florida
via Matt Robare: The 0.1 percent solution: Inclusionary zoning’s fatal scale problem
via Chandler T Forsythe and Bob Gibbs: Retail revolution: should cities ban chain stores?
via Andrew Criscione: A Massachusetts state legislator has a big idea to ease the urban rent crisis
via Sidney Wong Chun Cheung: Bangkok to ban its famous street food stalls
via Michael Lewyn: Inside the Hotel Industry’s Plan to Combat Airbnb
via Isaac Rosenberg: Union Square tech hub might spur an area rezoning
via Alden Wilner, “It’s great in theory but try making a pension payment with ninety seconds of saved travel time.” — Charles Marohn
via Andy Malone: The American economy isn’t actually becoming more concentrated
4. Stephen Smith‘s tweet of the week:
The housing supply on my block would double and my landlord would have some competition https://t.co/ThxCbbsHwa
— Market Urbanism (@MarketUrbanism) April 15, 2017