We’ve finalized the lineup for the Market Urbanism track at #FEEcon 2017 in Atlanta June 15-17. It’s loaded with great sessions from urbanists, economists, and activists. Don’t forget, you can use the code MU40off for a 40% discount.
Recently added: “The Great Urbanism vs Suburbanism Debate” with Emily Hamilton and Randal O’Toole and a YIMBY activism panel!
Also, keynotes from Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia and Kevin Harrington of Shark Tank.
What is Market Urbanism?
Speakers: Adam Hengels, Emily Hamilton; Moderator: Jeff Andrade-Fong
Are the cities we love a product of the progressives that govern them? And are the suburbs a bastion of free-markets? The answer might surprise you as we explore the foundations of Market Urbanism, and the people who popularized the ideas among libertarians and progressives.
Decoding The Worst Urban Regulations (lightning round)
Panelists: Nolan Gray, Anthony Ling, Emily Hamilton, Adam Hengels, Jeff Andrade-Fong
Have you read your town’s zoning code? Market Urbanists will save you the hassle as they rapidly decode the worst regulations that suck the vitality, vibrancy, and affordability out of your town.
What kind of problem is a city?
Speaker: Sandy Ikeda
Before you can fix something, common sense says you need to understand what kind of problem it is. Too many urban planners don’t seem to realize that a living city is a complex, spontaneous order; and that frustrates even their best intentions. Jane Jacobs and Austrian economics can help explain why.
A Look at the Financial Realities Facing America’s Cities, Towns and Neighborhoods
Speaker: Charles Marohn
Charles Marohn, President of Strong Towns explains why our towns are going broke and how they can grow toward a stronger, more prosperous future. Charles will discuss America’s Suburban Experiment; the Growth Ponzi Scheme; the illusion of wealth; mechanisms of growth; and incremental and traditional development models.
Debate: What are the biggest threats to liberty in urban policy?
Debaters: Emily Hamilton and Randal O’Toole; Moderator: Brad DeVos
Land use and transportation policy is riddled with regulation. We’ll debate which regulations are most to blame for the myriad of problems we are trying to confront today, and on which regulations should libertarians focus their attention?
How Activism Can Shape a City
With cities facing a regulation-induced affordability crisis, a new breed of activism has emerged that bridges the ideological gap between progressives and free-marketeers. We’ll meet YIMBY leaders who are fighting to make their cities more vibrant and affordable through deregulation.