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Alain Bertaud - Jane Jacobs' Fight Continues! Spontaneous order vs utopian urban planning - Shared screen with speaker view
Matt Bufton
20:13
Enter our draw for a copy of Alain's book: https://www.liberalstudies.ca/book-draw/
John Palmer
37:32
Check out the disaster of the Robert Taylor Homes on the south side of Chicago.
John Palmer
37:35
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Taylor_Homes
V R
46:22
For an example of what permissive zoning can get you, this article does a great job of describing Tokyo: https://newworldeconomics.com/lets-take-a-trip-to-tokyo/
Stephen Boucher
46:55
To what extent, if any, should central planning be relied on to ensure adequate green space (e.g. Greenbelts) in cities? Thank you!
Amine Ouazad
46:57
Can we coordinate managed retreat from coastal areas without master plans?
Vicki Schmolka
47:14
How do you account for foreign ownership of housing and speculation in the housing and real estate markets?
Stephen Graham
47:53
Any thoughts on Brasilia in this 60th anniversary year of its founding?
Charles Pan
49:18
Singapore seems to highly design its public housing estates, including use separation, and they seem to have good outcomes, with 90%+ surveyed residents satisfied with various aspects of life there. How does this fit in with the idea of spontaneous order?
Ivan Turok
49:28
Alain stressed the importance of multiple owners of plots, but how do you stop takeovers and the concentration of ownership?
Craig Ollenberger
49:54
Do you think there is a "sweet spot" for urban density that creates a highly liveable spontaneous order.
Ned Jacobs
49:59
Ned Jacobs to everyone
Alexia Nazarian
49:59
Alain, great to "see" you again! I'm wondering: to what extent (if any) do you think "the community" should have in the planning process?
Dana Chermesh
50:13
Hi Alain, great to see you and always amazingly interesting to hear you speak. How do you see the role of technology and data, and/or the opportunities and challenges they bring, to this gentle balance (fight…) between the top-down and bottom up planning?
Augusto Mendoza
51:13
Thanks Alain, If we must regulate as little as posible, then what could be the urban parameters of the zoning? FAR? or Mixed uses? or bulk regulations?
Santiago Higuera
52:01
The true is, the growth process of cities, especially in cities in the developing world, create big inequalities, segregation or the impossibility to access home for many people. How attends that reality?
Charles Pan
52:02
Given the effectiveness of the private market and the challenges many governments have around managing public land, would you advocate for the privatization of services like police, fire fighting, public transport, etc?
Ned Jacobs
52:11
Sometimes public infrastructure is badly misdesigned to serve the spontaneous order. How can major mistakes be corrected or mitigated?
Olena Zotova
52:16
In many cases, spontaneous market-driven order generates negative impacts on public health (for instance, overreliance on car commutes reduces healthier active transportation and increases air pollution). To help improve public health, how should we balance central guidelines for healthier city planning vs spontaneity? Paris 15-minute city is also an attempt to improve health, yet according to you it fails to strike this balance.
Sanford Ikeda
52:19
When planners are deciding what is public and what is private, how do they determine what the optimal point on that trade-off should be? Is there a principled way of deciding this? And in your own experience as a planner, what principles do you use to determine what the government should build and where it should be located?
Isabelle Simpson
54:08
How “spontaneous” is spontaneous order? Isn’t spontaneous order shaped by existing structures, cultural practices, agencies, etc., and their path-dependent, path-shaping aspects? If so, how can we ensure that spontaneous order is truly innovative and leads to greater freedom for all and not just elites?
Ned Jacobs
55:58
Manhattan
Kian Tajbakhsh
57:19
re foreign ownership: one proposal: a property surtax tilted toward high-end homes that would be deductible against the owner’s income tax. Local residents paying income taxes would effectively owe no surtax. Out-of-town investors, foreign or domestic, who don’t work in the local economy would be hardest hit
Robert Greene
58:18
With rapid urbanization across the planet and an increase in urban complexity, do you see the role of the planner usurping the prominence of architects?
Bibiana Guerra
01:03:44
To what extend is spontaneous good, since at the end the city can end as a patchwork quilt produced by different people (different designs, sizes, etc)? How to balance all that particular spontaneous actions to make a city as a whole piece?
Sabine El-Chidiac
01:05:18
The Use of Knowledge in Society: https://liberalstudies.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Use-of-Knowledge-in-Society.pdf
V R
01:08:27
Will the recording of this session be made available?
Matt Bufton
01:09:22
@ VR - yes, we will share a link via email
V R
01:16:51
An example of a high-density (same density as downtown Toronto) but very livable suburb (with single-family homes) of Tokyo called Seijo: https://newworldeconomics.com/how-to-make-a-pile-of-dough-with-the-traditional-city-3-single-family-detached-in-the-traditional-city-style/
Gregory Bloomquist
01:17:00
Barcelona, one of the most densely populated cities in the world into the 70s, was extremely livable.
Alexia Nazarian
01:24:01
Yes, exactly
Kian Tajbakhsh
01:24:38
re community, evidence is generally not supportive : Einstein, Glick, and Palmer, Neighborhood Defenders “show how local institutions,designed to enhance participation, actually empower an unrepresentativegroup of residents – who we call neighborhood defenders – to stop theconstruction of new housing.”
sam sullivan
01:24:53
Community planning can also become a cartel of commodity monopolists colluding to keep out competitors
Alexia Nazarian
01:24:58
Yes, I've read part of that book!
Matt Bufton
01:28:13
Enter our draw for a copy of Alain's book: https://www.liberalstudies.ca/book-draw/
Dana Chermesh
01:28:16
To all: check out inCitu.us - an AR-powered planning tool for amore representative community participation. Thank you Alain!
Matt Bufton
01:28:25
We’ll have another talk next Friday with Prof. Vincent Geloso - Can governments respond to pandemics? https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsf-irqjIrH9M6B0gminGZDQWJRA4krA-y
Lydia Miljan
01:31:24
Thanks Matt and Alain, excellent presentation!
Kam-Hon Chu
01:32:11
Again thanks for the talk!
Selam Sagni
01:32:27
Interesting. Thank you
Mehmet Haydan
01:32:30
Thanks!!