December 30, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."