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The Market Urbanism Podcast
49 minutes | Mar 1, 2020
How Can We "Legalize Cities"? - with Brooke Fallon & Randal O'Toole
In episode 10 of the Market Urbanism Podcast, we talk about the vast legality and regulation that grips U.S. cities, and how it can be loosened. In segment 1 we speak with Randal O'Toole, of the Cato Institute, about the "disparate impact" clause in federal housing policy, and how it could be used to make a legal case against zoning. In segment 2 we speak with Brooke Fallon, of the Institute for Justice, about her efforts to weaken state occupational licensing laws.
43 minutes | Feb 1, 2020
America's Homeless Epidemic: Causes & Solutions - with Don Burnes & Randy Shaw
In episode 9 of the Market Urbanism Podcast, we discuss the causes and solutions for America's homeless epidemic. In segment 1 we speak with Randy Shaw, executive director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, and author of the book "Generation Priced Out." In segment 2, we talk with Donald Burnes, founder of the Burnes Center at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work.
48 minutes | Dec 28, 2019
The Case for Privatizing U.S. Infrastructure - with Bob Poole and Chris Edwards
In episode 8 of the Market Urbanism podcast, we talk about the socialized nature of U.S. infrastructure, and how it can be privatized. In segment 1, we discuss toll roads with Bob Poole of the Reason Foundation. In segment 2 we discuss broader privatization strategies with Chris Edwards of the Cato Institute.
45 minutes | Nov 30, 2019
Episode 7 - How To Fight Gentrification In D.C. - an interview with Yesim Taylor
We take several listener call-in and write-in questions about gentrification and economic development. Then we interview Yesim Taylor, executive director of the DC Policy Center, on the gentrification problem in D.C., and how to solve it.
51 minutes | Dec 30, 2018
Episode 6 - How To Fund America's Overstretched Infrastructure - with Rick Rybeck and Charles Marohn
In episode 6 of the Market Urbanism podcast, we talk about the overstretched nature of American infrastructure, and what mechanisms could be used to better fund it. In segment 1, we discuss this so-called "growth Ponzi Scheme" with Chuck Marohn, founder of Strong Towns. In segment 2, we discuss how it might be addressed through value capture mechanisms, with Rick Rybeck, founder of the land-use consultancy Just Economics.
48 minutes | Dec 15, 2018
Episode 5 -The State of Municipal Finance in America - with Liz Farmer and Steven Greenhut
In episode 5 of the Market Urbanism podcast, we talk about the state of municipal finance in America. Are cities spending their way into long-term financial ruin? Or do their good credit scores and lack of bankruptcy signal health? In segment 1, we discuss a general overview of the issue with Liz Farmer, the municipal finance reporter for Governing Magazine. In segment 2, we discuss California's growing pension crisis with Steven Greenhut, a senior fellow for the R Street Institute.
46 minutes | Dec 1, 2018
Episode 4 - Reforming Mass Transit in America - with Nicole Gelinas and Nick Zaiac
In episode 4 of the Market Urbanism podcast, we talk about why mass transit ridership is declining in America – and how it can be reformed. In segment 1, we discuss the New York MTA's ongoing struggles with Nicole Gelinas, a senior fellow for the Manhattan Institute. In segment 2, we discuss how transit should be built in sprawl cities with Nick Zaiac, a commercial freedom fellow at the R Street Institute.
47 minutes | Nov 19, 2018
Episode 3 - Alternative Transit Solutions - an interview with David Whitehead and David London
We talk with David Whitehead and David London about the rise of alternative transit options in America. Whitehead is a staff writer for Greater Greater Washington, a Yimby blog in DC. London is the government relations executive for the bikeshare company ofo.
46 minutes | Nov 1, 2018
Episode 2 - The rise of the YIMBY movement - an interview with Sonja Trauss and Brent Gaisford
We talk with Sonja Trauss and Brent Gaisford about the rise of the YIMBY movement. Trauss is founder of the San Francisco Bay Area Renters' Federation, and a candidate for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 6. Gaisford is a Los Angeles housing activist and director of the YIMBY group Abundant Housing LA.
49 minutes | Oct 4, 2018
Episode 1 - What is Market Urbanism? - An interview with Michael Lewyn and Ryan Avent
We talk with Michael Lewyn and Ryan Avent about the meaning and evolution of Market Urbanism. Lewyn is a Touro law professor, and author of the book "Government Intervention and Suburban Sprawl: The Case for Market Urbanism." Avent is an urban policy writer for The Economist, and author of the book "The Gated City."
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