Episode 13 – Is fast growth a bad thing?

Episode 13 – Is fast growth a bad thing?

This is the first of a short series on city growth. Are there good ways or bad ways to grow? In this episode, we're asking whether there is such a thing as growing too fast or too slow.

Jordan speaks with Verdunity's Felix Landry about both the financial and social/cultural implications of fast growth vs. slow growth. We discuss the ways building standards can help or hurt, what it means to love a place, whether cities have knobs that can speed up growth or slow it down, whether it matters that you build a whole block out at once or over time, why scapegoating renters is off-base, and much more.

Have thoughts on this discussion? We want to hear from you. Email us: info@verdunity.com.

(The music in this episode is from Custodian of Records.)

Episode 12 – What cities can learn from socially-engaged art

Episode 12 – What cities can learn from socially-engaged art