1. This week at Market Urbanism
Shut Out: How Land-Use Regulations Hurt the Poor by Sandy Ikeda
My colleague Emily Washington and I are reviewing the literature on how land-use regulations disproportionately raise the cost of real estate for the poor. I’d like to share a few of our findings with you.
Are States Really The Solution To Urban Mismanagement? by Matt Robare
Cities would finally have to confront their land use and economic development policies, employee compensation and infrastructure management; while states would have to confront their redistribution of revenue to rural areas. While state emergency managers and receivers have turned financially struggling cities around, it’s not hard to think that they might be needed less if cities were free.
Market Urbanism Podcast Episode 02: Emily Hamilton on Land-Use Regulation and the Cost of Housing by Nolan Gray
The question I am left pondering: how can we convince homeowners—who have a large vested interest in the current system—to support land-use liberalization? Feel free to share your thoughts on this and other topics in today’s episode in the comment section below or with Emily and I on Twitter.
Supply and Demand: A Response to 48hills by Jeff Fong
No matter what example we look at or how we cut up the data, there’s nothing out there to contradict the basic YIMBY story about supply, demand, and price. Unless, of course, you don’t actually understand the story, which may be the problem in Ms. Bronstein’s case.
2. Where’s Scott?
Scott Beyer left Texas this week for Phoenix, stop #8 on his 30-city writing tour. He has settled in the neighboring suburb of Tempe, which is home to Arizona State University and is perhaps the metro’s most intensive urban area. Scott also started a Twitter account this week, and will post his future articles there–@sbcrosscountry
3. At the Market Urbanism Facebook Group:
Neal Meyer posted photographs of Houston, “illustrating some of the subtle differences of what a city that does not have a full blown, city wide zoning ordinance is like.”
Sandy Ikeda has words about the video How to Make an Attractive City, “it’s scary how some on the left think about cities.”
Michael Lewyn has a new article responding to pro-NIMBY arguments
Matt Robare wrote, “The Open Space Trap“
Ahmed Shaker is curious, “How likely is it for people to empty the cities and return to the countryside?”
Bjorn Swenson asks, “Suppose the idea of ‘Market Urbanism’ has to be condensed to a witty bumper sticker (or similar sticker for us carless peeps) – what does the bumper sticker read?” One good answer from Michael Hamilton: “legalize cities”
via Anthony Ling: How will driverless cars and other applications of AI affect society?
via Matt Robare and Strongtowns: An Infrastructure Crisis?
via Alan Durning: How Seattle Killed Micro-Housing
via Krishan Madan: A massive 895-home development on Southern California’s coast is shot down
via Robert Stark: James Howard Kunstler: The ghastly tragedy of the suburbs
via Will Muessig, “The NYTimes has an interesting video about a de facto trailer park near LAX.”
The Seattle-based Sightline Institute has launched an extended series called “Legalize Inexpensive Housing“
Vox on the regulations that make municipal broadband harder
5. Stephen Smith‘s tweet of the week:
Goalpost: moved! New Bay Area prog-NIMBY line: whole region must stop building new office for us to be proven wrong https://t.co/Ect53JlLGp
— Market Urbanism (@MarketUrbanism) September 4, 2016