10 episodes

A podcast about Market Urbanism, or the cross between free-market policies and urban issues. We discuss how a liberalized approach to cities would lead to more housing, faster transportation, improved public services, and better urban quality of life.

The Market Urbanism Podcast Scott Beyer

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

A podcast about Market Urbanism, or the cross between free-market policies and urban issues. We discuss how a liberalized approach to cities would lead to more housing, faster transportation, improved public services, and better urban quality of life.

    How Can We "Legalize Cities"? - with Brooke Fallon & Randal O'Toole

    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.

    • 48 min
    America's Homeless Epidemic: Causes & Solutions - with Don Burnes & Randy Shaw

    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.

    • 43 min
    The Case for Privatizing U.S. Infrastructure - with Bob Poole and Chris Edwards

    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. 

    • 47 min
    Episode 7 - How To Fight Gentrification In D.C. - an interview with Yesim Taylor

    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. 

    • 44 min
    Episode 6 - How To Fund America's Overstretched Infrastructure - with Rick Rybeck and Charles Marohn

    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.

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

    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.

    • 47 min

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Great podcast

Scott is great! Love the podcast and love the Facebook group Market Urbanism Report as well!

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