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Sep202012

Show 111: Ian and the Party Analogy

Special guest Ian Rasmussen -- New York attorney, cartographer, CNU NextGen'r and urban philosopher -- discusses the "party analogy", an insight into the incentives that should be driving good development in America. Ian is not an analyst or a therapist, but he is a great mind and entertaining guest.

Show 111: The Party Analogy (52 MB)

Reader Comments (2)

I really enjoyed the party analogy, although I think there's a missed point in it: Not only can a party go sour by having each person show up without enough of the good stuff to actually add value to the party, but people can show up with plenty but make terrible choices with their own actions and cause a meltdown of social order. In this case I'd say it equates to trying to replicate what works too much, like Jacobs' self-destruction of diversity. While we want development to be something that we desperately want more of, it's also important to watch for signs of substance abuse.

Anyway, I really enjoyed this one. Where's the next half? Don't leave me hanging!

September 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSkyler Yost

Here's the podcast schedule for the next future (unless something else comes up):

Show 112: Eli Damon
Show 113: Ian and Amazon Prime
Show 114: Joe Minicozzi
Show 115: Ian and the current/future state of New Urbanism
Show 116: Back to just me, unless something else comes up (hopefully)

September 28, 2012 | Registered CommenterCharles Marohn
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