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The 15-Minute City Isn’t a Conspiracy.
It’s Just a Bad Idea
Senior Fellow Alain Bertaud in CT Examiner
Alain Bertaud Critiques Building New Cities
Senior Fellow Alain Bertaud Mentioned
in Bloomberg Businessweek
Eric Goldwyn and Alain Bertaud
Mentioned in Il Foglio
Atlanta Business Chronicle Notes Alain Bertaud
Alain Bertaud Featured in Bloomberg CityLab
Alain Bertaud in Reason
Will Cities Survive 2020?
Xinhua News Agency Interviews Alain Bertaud
Alain Bertaud Mentioned in Slate
The Street Grid Stages a Comeback
In a Land of Cul-de-Sacs
Connecticut's COVID-19 Transit Challenges
Why Homes in the Bay Area Are Unaffordable
A Conversation with Alain Bertaud
Do We Really Want Our Mayors to Have a Vision?
Minimum Space Standards Worsen the Housing Crisis
Nolan Gray Interviews Alain Bertaud in CityLab
The Prospects for China's Cluster City Strategy
Urban Planning and Housing Prices
Initiative Lead: Alain Bertaud
Alain Bertaud is a Fellow at the Marron Institute. He is the author of a book about markets and the practice of urban planning titled “Order Without Design: How Markets Shape Cities” published by MIT Press in December 2018. Bertaud previously held the position of principal urban planner at the World Bank. After retiring from the Bank in 1999, he worked as an independent consultant. Prior to joining the World Bank he worked as a resident urban planner in a number of cities around the world: Bangkok, San Salvador (El Salvador), Port au Prince (Haiti), Sana’a (Yemen), New York, Paris, Tlemcen (Algeria), and Chandigarh (India).
Bertaud’s research, conducted in collaboration with GIS-expert Marie-Agnès Bertaud, aims to bridge the gap between operational urban planning and urban economics. Their work focuses primarily on the interaction between urban forms, real estate markets and regulations. Bertaud earned the Architecte DPLG diploma from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
Bertaud has been recently interviewed about his book in podcasts by Russ Roberts and Tyler Cowen
Russ Roberts Interview on EconTalk