Episode 5 -The State of Municipal Finance in America - with Liz Farmer and Steven Greenhut

December 15, 2018

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.

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Episode 4 - Reforming Mass Transit in America - with Nicole Gelinas and Nick Zaiac

December 1, 2018

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.

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Episode 3 - Alternative Transit Solutions - an interview with David Whitehead and David London

November 19, 2018

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.  

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Episode 2 - The rise of the YIMBY movement - an interview with Sonja Trauss and Brent Gaisford

November 1, 2018

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.

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Episode 1 - What is Market Urbanism? - An interview with Michael Lewyn and Ryan Avent

October 4, 2018

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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