It’s time to begin again.
Thanks to friends saying this blog must be revived, The Good City is now back in business.
We’re retooling the focus of the blog to concentrate on market-driven urbanism versus the more common centrally planned urbanism.
But what’s market-driven urbanism? Here’s a definition from the Market Urbanism blog:
Market Urbanism examines how market forces and property rights enable complex, yet vibrant and economically robust communities and regions to emerge through the “spontaneous order” of the land use and transportation marketplace. When left to market forces, as opposed to intervention, land use patterns and transportation systems reflect a society that is economically and environmentally more efficient and just than when imposed in a top-down fashion by government.
Simply put, market-driven urbanism is the best philosophy to revive our downtown and other urban areas in a conservative city like Fort Wayne which is naturally suspicious of governmental intrusion. Besides that, it honors property rights and eclecticism that makes cities vibrant.
Stay tuned for more posts and commentary!