Alain Bertaud on Order Without Design

Ideas of India | 2 March 2023 | 1h 34m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Alain Bertaud about his book Order Without Design: How Markets Shape Cities. Discusses how Indian cities have evolved, utilities pricing, land use restrictions such as floor area ratio and floor space index, slums, charter cities, urbanization in Africa, and more.

See also the episodes Alain Bertaud on Cities, Planning, and Order Without Design and Housing Affordability: Top-Down Design and Spontaneous Order.

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Alain Bertaud on Cities, Planning, and Order Without Design

EconTalk | 3 May 2019 | 1h 18m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Alain Bertaud about his book Order Without Design: How Markets Shape Cities. Bertaud explores the role of zoning and planning alongside the emergent factors that affect the growth of cities. He emphasizes the importance of cities as places for people to work and looks at how preferences and choices shape cities. Bertaud also reflects upon the differing perspectives of urban planners and economists.

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Housing Affordability: Top-Down Design and Spontaneous Order

The Success Project – Development Research Institute | 12 January 2016 | 0h 26m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Alain Bertaud discussing how solutions to creating more affordable housing can arise spontaneously and independent of top-down government planning. Sets out what cities that rely less on planning teach us about the right role for government in improving housing affordability and development overall.

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