1. This week at Market Urbanism:
Emily Washington described The Need For Low-Quality Housing in America’s most desirable cities.
People of very little means could afford to live in cities with the highest housing demand because they lived in boarding houses, residential hotels, and low-quality apartments, most of which are illegal today. Making housing affordable again requires not only permitting construction of more new units, but also allowing existing housing to be used in ways that are illegal under today’s codes.
Adam Hengels posted part 7 in his long dormant Rothbard the Urbanist series
Tragically, Rothbard’s insights on these subjects have been mostly neglected for over 30 years, while apologists for sprawl and automobile dominance have nearly monopolized the conversation among free-market advocates.
2. At the Market Urbanism Facebook Group:
Naor Deleanu updated us on San Diego‘s stadium subsidy proposal
Mark Frazier shares the pros and cons of a privately-run city in India
Nolan Gray: Classic New York Streetscapes, Then and Now Interesting what changed and what hasn’t
Anthony Ling shared an invite to a conference at NYU. Success Without Design: Lessons from the Unplanned World of Development
Stephen Eide makes the case for states taking back control from mismanaged cities.
…not to be outdone, Chicago’s teachers’ union may strike again
4. Stephen Smith‘s Tweet of the Week:
“Housing is a human right,” says the group founded for the sole purpose of preventing new housing from being built https://t.co/mvpBmDda1R
— Market Urbanism (@MarketUrbanism) March 19, 2016