Matthew Yglesias - Straight Talk on Gasoline on drilling and how conservative deviation from free-market principles has hurt the environment:Meanwhile, take something like the accessory dwellings issue. Here you have a bunch of regulations that make it illegal for people to live more densely. … [Read more...]
How to Obscure Reality to Make Planners Seem Important
Regular reader, Bill forwarded this article from the New York Daily News calling it an "outstanding collection of anti-density and anti-market propaganda presented (as always) as objective journalism." The article is riddled with misconceptions (aka Urbanism Legends) about zoning and development … [Read more...]
“Green” Parking Garage in Chicago. Oxymoron?
Developer, Al Friedman plans to build a "green" parking garage in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood, where development has replaced many surface lots. (Crain's)Environmentally speaking, it's probably better than a surface lot and frees up more space for productive development. But, can the … [Read more...]
Markets for Parking
Matthew Yglesias: Parking How much will they pay? Well, it's hard to know in advance which is why you need markets. But that's what you should have -- as much parking as the market will bear. Not government-mandated parking, and not government-provided free or discount parking. Let people build … [Read more...]