1 hr 47 min

How Progressives Ruin Cities (w/ Vishaan Chakrabarti‪)‬ Uncertain Things

    • Society & Culture

Urbanist, architect, and professor Vishaan Chakrabarti joins us to explain how the f*** cities got so expensive — and, while we’re at it, ugly. Vishaan is both a doer and a thinker — he’s the founder and creative director of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism as well as a writer of books, talker of TEDs, and a collaborator of journalists (see: "Not Your Car"). In this conversation, we dig into the affordability crisis, why Progressives keep running cities into the ground, and what we need to do to have better cities — and lives.
 Check out our ‘Inscrutable’ newsletter for thoughts and rants. To support us and gain access to exclusive content, consider becoming a paid member of Uncertain on Substack. Follow @UncertainPod on your social media of choice.
On the agenda:
-Prelude [0:00-7:05]
-The Uncertainty Newsletter! [7:06-8:29]
-A History of Housing: The Arms Race and Race [8:30-22:27]
-Bubblegum, shoestring, and vicious circles [22:28-27:31]
-The many ramifications of Reagan [27:32-34:28]
-When cities became safe and sexy [34:29-43:48]
-Progressive cities' misguided policies [43:49-47:49]
-The absurdity and cruelty of San Francisco (see: Nellie Bowles’ “How SF Became a Failed City”) [47:50-52:53]
-The aftermath of Jane Jacobs [52:54-1:00:40]
-Community engagement conundrums [1:00:41-1:11:48]
-On gentrification, cars, and future urbanites [1:11:49-1:20:37]
-The national vs. the urbanist conversation [1:20:38-1:26:14]
-NYC vs. SF [1:26:15-1:36:01]
-Why are cities so depressing? [1:36:02-1:44:34]
-Blindspots [1:44:35-1:47:22]
Uncertain Things is hosted and produced by Adaam James Levin-Areddy and Vanessa M. Quirk. For more doomsday rumination, subscribe to: uncertain.substack.com.


Get full access to Uncertain Things at uncertain.substack.com/subscribe

Urbanist, architect, and professor Vishaan Chakrabarti joins us to explain how the f*** cities got so expensive — and, while we’re at it, ugly. Vishaan is both a doer and a thinker — he’s the founder and creative director of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism as well as a writer of books, talker of TEDs, and a collaborator of journalists (see: "Not Your Car"). In this conversation, we dig into the affordability crisis, why Progressives keep running cities into the ground, and what we need to do to have better cities — and lives.
 Check out our ‘Inscrutable’ newsletter for thoughts and rants. To support us and gain access to exclusive content, consider becoming a paid member of Uncertain on Substack. Follow @UncertainPod on your social media of choice.
On the agenda:
-Prelude [0:00-7:05]
-The Uncertainty Newsletter! [7:06-8:29]
-A History of Housing: The Arms Race and Race [8:30-22:27]
-Bubblegum, shoestring, and vicious circles [22:28-27:31]
-The many ramifications of Reagan [27:32-34:28]
-When cities became safe and sexy [34:29-43:48]
-Progressive cities' misguided policies [43:49-47:49]
-The absurdity and cruelty of San Francisco (see: Nellie Bowles’ “How SF Became a Failed City”) [47:50-52:53]
-The aftermath of Jane Jacobs [52:54-1:00:40]
-Community engagement conundrums [1:00:41-1:11:48]
-On gentrification, cars, and future urbanites [1:11:49-1:20:37]
-The national vs. the urbanist conversation [1:20:38-1:26:14]
-NYC vs. SF [1:26:15-1:36:01]
-Why are cities so depressing? [1:36:02-1:44:34]
-Blindspots [1:44:35-1:47:22]
Uncertain Things is hosted and produced by Adaam James Levin-Areddy and Vanessa M. Quirk. For more doomsday rumination, subscribe to: uncertain.substack.com.


Get full access to Uncertain Things at uncertain.substack.com/subscribe

1 hr 47 min

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