Comments for Market Urbanism http://marketurbanism.com Liberalizing cities | From the bottom up Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:48:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Comment on Hard Truths About Why Conservatives and Libertarians Hate Urbanism by Colby Cline http://marketurbanism.com/2010/11/20/why-conservatives-and-libertarians-hate-urbanism/#comment-21908 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:48:00 +0000 http://www.marketurbanism.com/?p=1791#comment-21908 I am an urban designer who is very much a conservatist in political thinking. I think Oskar Chomicki is right that somethings like cars and interstates have tied with the right-wing more than we should have let, because it embodies a season of large federal spending, and a lack of free market innovation in the transportation economy. As much as right-wing groups despise federal spending, mandates, and lack of free market options, they sure embrace the automobiles and federal spending on interstates and state roads. I find this to be inconsistent. Free markets used to drive transit in cities, yet we have allowed government to completely take over this and far too many other factors of urban life. Conservatists don’t hate cities, they hate when political factors take over every aspect of life because government thinks they can do it better than private business, which is never true. I disagree with almost everyone in my field on this, but the only difference is I have a much better understanding of history and actually read statistics and studies which provide facts to the decisions I make. I find that this is an anomaly anymore. We tend to like to make laws which make us feel good rather than ones that actually do good in cities.

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Comment on The absence of gentrification causes displacement by Louis Burns http://marketurbanism.com/2018/02/19/absence-gentrification-causes-displacement/#comment-21906 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:20:00 +0000 http://marketurbanism.com/?p=9640#comment-21906 Maybe I’m missing the point but I don’t think flight due to high crime can be compared to long-time residents being forced out of an area due to rapidly increasing rents. Those are two different phenomena and there are many more factors involved in each.

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Comment on The Disillusionment of the American Planner, or How We Became Mark Brendanawicz by Daniel Fama http://marketurbanism.com/2018/02/12/disillusionment-american-planner-became-mark-brendanawicz/#comment-21904 Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:24:00 +0000 http://marketurbanism.com/?p=9607#comment-21904 An interesting–and hopeful–vision of the planner as a public intellectual. However, I fear that the inherent subordination of public sector planners to elected entities may always act as a constraint to action.

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Comment on The Disconnect Between Liberal Aspirations And Liberal Housing Policy Is Killing Coastal U.S. Cities by hikertom http://marketurbanism.com/2017/01/27/the-disconnect-between-liberal-aspirations-and-liberal-housing-policy-is-killing-coastal-u-s-cities/#comment-21903 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:55:00 +0000 http://www.marketurbanism.com/?p=7747#comment-21903 Housing cost is a function of supply and demand. There is more competition for housing in the more desirable cities, which drives up prices.

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Comment on The Disillusionment of the American Planner, or How We Became Mark Brendanawicz by APlanner http://marketurbanism.com/2018/02/12/disillusionment-american-planner-became-mark-brendanawicz/#comment-21902 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:32:00 +0000 http://marketurbanism.com/?p=9607#comment-21902 Don’t forget about Sam Pinkett in Wrong Mans! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/55SqqMvQngJqRgQxz6d76XR/sam-pinkett

Small Town, Big Future!

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Comment on The Disillusionment of the American Planner, or How We Became Mark Brendanawicz by DCloyalist http://marketurbanism.com/2018/02/12/disillusionment-american-planner-became-mark-brendanawicz/#comment-21901 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:27:00 +0000 http://marketurbanism.com/?p=9607#comment-21901 What bothered me is that they never brought him back or hired another Planner to replace him. Pawnee, and the show, just gave up on Planning.

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Comment on The Disconnect Between Liberal Aspirations And Liberal Housing Policy Is Killing Coastal U.S. Cities by Standard Salvage http://marketurbanism.com/2017/01/27/the-disconnect-between-liberal-aspirations-and-liberal-housing-policy-is-killing-coastal-u-s-cities/#comment-21900 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:04:00 +0000 http://www.marketurbanism.com/?p=7747#comment-21900 Capitalism is not fair. Sorry….

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Comment on Why do condos even exist? by Marlese Adams http://marketurbanism.com/2012/07/01/why-do-condos-even-exist/#comment-21896 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 23:43:00 +0000 http://www.marketurbanism.com/?p=3331#comment-21896 In Chicago, it basically just goes by your bylaws. Many condo associations, particularly those that permit units to be rented out by investors, have a clause that if a certain percentage of owners agree to sell, generally 75%, then the whole building is sold. The owners each get a fixed price for their unit, regardless of condition, and the units are generally turned back into apartments. It’s called “de-conversion”. It’s uncommon in buildings were renting is not permitted because you don’t have as many disinterested investors.

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