[this is a pilot for a regular weekly series rounding-up the week’s happenings in the world of Market Urbanism. I’d love to get your feedback in the comments or contact us directly. If the response is positive, we’ll continue it.]
1. Here at Market Urbanism, Scott Beyer wrote about Charlottesville developer Oliver Kuttner for his series on America’s Progressive Developers. Not uncommon in US cities, Kuttner faces ever increasing obstacles to innovative development:
I do believe that every time you add an extra layer in city hall, you make interesting buildings less likely.
2. Scott was also quoted in The New Tropic about Miami gentrification:
If you have a population increase and you don’t increase housing, people will get pushed out
read the rest of the quote and article here.
3. At the Market Urbanism Facebook group:
Nolan Gray shared some encouraging news about D.C.‘s new zoning code.
Similar good news from Hartford, Connecticut! via John Morris
China to build worlds largest Mega-City. “What could possibly go wrong?” asks Mark Frazier.
Trump thinks Eminent Domain is wonderful via Anthony Ling.
Michael Lewyn at Planetizen: Right to the City
Daniel Hertz at City Observatory: In some cities, the housing construction boom is starting to pay off
Dan Savage jumps on the SFyimby bandwagon: When It Comes to Housing, San Francisco Is Doing It Wrong, Seattle Is Doing It Right, Cont.
Jonathan Coppage at The American Conservative: Why San Francisco Has to Build Up
Kim-Mai Cutler at TechCrunch: A Long Game
Chicago‘s proposed anti-Airbnb ordinance limits the number of nights a host can have guests, an additional 2% tax on top of Chicago’s 17.5% hotel tax, and possible jail-time for users! Let’s hope the opposition triumphs.
Strong Towns interviews @stuckbertha (that Tunnel Boring Machine that got stuck 1,000 ft under Seattle) during #NONEWROADS week
5. And finally, Stephen Smith‘s tweet of the week:
Area NIMBY Wants All The Amenities That Come Along With Density, But No Density https://t.co/J9AdW5ILAT
— Market Urbanism (@MarketUrbanism) January 26, 2016
Also from earlier this year, Nolan Gray contributed his first article on apps enabling bottom-up processes, Marcos Paolo Schlickmann interviewed David Block-Schachter, Chief Scientist of Bridj, and Emily Washington shed some light on the political horse-trading involved in the redevelopment of an Arlington County shopping mall.
What did we miss? Let us know in the comments…