1. Recently at Market Urbanism:
Three Policies for Making Driverless Cars Work for Cities by Emily Hamilton
To avoid repeating mistakes of the past, policymakers should create rules that neither subsidize AVs nor give them carte blanche over government-owned rights-of-way. Multiple writers have pointed out that city policymakers should actively be designing policy for the driverless future, but few have spelled out concrete plans for successful driverless policy in cities. Here are three policies that urban policymakers should begin experimenting with right away in anticipation of AVs.
Rent Control Makes It Harder to Vote with Your Feet by Gary Galles
devolving political power to lower level governments does not serve citizens’ rights when it comes to rent control, because rent control paralyzes owners’ ability to escape imposed burdens by voting with their feet.
2. Also by Market Urbanism writers:
Nolan Gray at Citylab: Voters Said No in California, but Other States Have Rent Control Battles Looming
Michael Lewyn at Planetizen: The Lincoln Park Story (On Daniel Hertz new book on the gentrification of the Chicago neighborhood)
Michael Lewyn at Planetizen: New Urbanists and New Housing (about the friendly-but-troubled Market Urbanist/New Urbanist relationship)
3. At the Market Urbanism Facebook Group:
Roger Valdez for Forbes: How To End The ‘Housing Crisis’
Roger Valdez for Forbes: HQ2 Frontlash Begins: The Answer Is More Housing, Some Built By Amazon
Isabella Chu asks: Are people equally concerned about how to bring jobs to the once flourishing and housing rich older cities of the northeast?
Anthony Ling asks: What are your thoughts on Richard Florida’s petition against Amazon HQ2’s “auction”?
Via Joe Wolf: Seattle’s Most Influential People 2018: The YIMBYs
Via Mirza Ahmed: Paid parking could be coming to Tacoma Dome Station
Via Elizabeth Connor: Why we should pay more for parking
Via Robert Wilson: At “Eleventh Hour,” City Rejects Tiny Home Village Plan to Relocate to TAXI Campus
Via Sandy Ikeda: The Irresistible Urge to Build Cities From Scratch
Via Rahul Kanwar: Florida Mayor Accused of Requesting Sex in Exchange for Speed Bumps
Via Carl Webb: Re-Habit: Transforming Abandoned Big-Box Retailers to Housing for Homeless
Via Michael Lewyn: Why’s the Rent So High for New Apartments in Seattle?
Via Tom W. Bell: Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal – NIMBY
Via Mirza Amhed: Prop. 10: California rent control expansion defeated
Via Adam Hengels: Why road pricing is inherently equitable: Faster buses
Via Len Conly: For a More Walkable City, Replace Signals with All-Way Stops
Via Lachlan Holmes: No, rent control doesn’t always reduce the supply of housing
Via Adam Hengels: The myth of revealed preference for suburbs
Via Eric Fontaine: 81 Percent of Homes in the San Francisco Metro Area Are Worth More Than $1 Million. That’s Not Normal.
5. Stephen Smith‘s Tweet of the Week.
In 2009, Bronx and Newark home prices were very similar. Today, a house in Newark is $251k while a house in the Bronx is $433k. Why? Because NEWARK BUILT A TON OF HOUSING TEN YEARS AGO! That’s what kept Newark affordable, not inclusionary zoning or some Richard Meier project
— Market Urbanism (@MarketUrbanism) November 5, 2018