Last night we were in San Diego’s East Village, near the ballpark, in a dairy factory converted to an urban loft, with a food truck selling empanadas on the street outside. It proved a great setting for a wide-ranging conversation last night with a guy who’s done a lot of thinking about cities and development and housing and how to do them all better.
Matt Yglesias, a Washington, D.C.-based business and economics blogger for Slate, joined us at Luce Loft for the first 2013 installment in our “One Voice at a Time” series. We talked a lot about themes from his book, The Rent Is Too Damn High.
I hosted the conversation, and more than 120 readers attended and a few pitched in thoughts and questions. We’ll have a few short videos from last night to share with you early next week, but for now, here are a few highlights from the night.