In this blog I intend to introduce free market thought to urbanists, and introduce urbanism to market advocates. I also hope to incorporate some ideas relating to environmentalism in the built environment.
Through my personal inquiry, I have concluded that free market advocates and urbanists actually share many objectives. Growing up in suburban Chicago, I felt there was something inefficient about the suburbs. Too often, it seemed that my capitalist friends thought that suburban sprawl was efficient.
When I discovered urbanism in college, it made sense. But, I became conflicted between my urbanist instinct and my free market instinct. After studying economics, new urbanism, development, and urban economics I came to the realization that our problems with sprawl were the result of socialism and economic planning of our transportation system and land use, not market failures.
I intend to present arguments and articles which help spread the results of my inquiry. I hope you find it interesting.