Car-Centric Developments Are Bankrupting Cities
Here's an excellent short film highlighting the excellent work of Joe Minicozzi at Urban3. Joe provides in-depth analysis about how different types of development impose costs (for public goods and services) and generate revenues (through taxes and fees).
My only complaint is that the film makes it appear that we simply have to create an "intention" for less sprawl and for more compact, mixed use development. In reality, our tax system encourages land speculation and sprawl. So good intentions will not produce meaningful results unless they are accompanied by policy changes that include tax reform.
Car-depedent suburbia is subsidized by productive urban places. That's why American cities are broke. But how bad is it, and who is subsidizing who?Watch the...