San Diego-area congressman Scott Peters joins Matt to talk about his plan to boost transit-oriented development. Good talk about the politics of change and the growing YIMBY movement.
Matt Yglesias interviews Brookings Jenny Scheutz about the two big housing crises in America: the facing the poor everywhere, and the affordability crisis facing the middle class in the coastal cities, areas of highly productive jobs but high housing costs, driven by restrictive housing policy. Good discussion about D.C. including Northwest.
Yes, this podcast is very San Francisco-centric. But the debates raging in SF are extremely relevant to what is happening here in D.C. The community meeting in North Beach might as well be the meetings in Cleveland Park, Chevy Chase, or Spring Valley. SF is what D.C. is heading toward if we do not solve our housing issues and learn from their mistakes.
One of several Strong Towns podcasts that covers a new important topic each week.