• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
  • 00:53    |    
    Techniques for the creation of free cities
  • 01:32    |    
    Principles that define a free city
  • Importance of free market principles
  • 02:06    |    
    Free market cities strategy
  • 02:26    |    
    Geographical location of free market cities
    • Free city of Hong Kong
    • 2011 Index of Economic Freedom by the Heritage Foundation
    • Global Competitiveness Index 2010-2011 by the World Economic Forum
    • Economic Freedom of the World Index by the Fraser Institute
    • Success of Hong Kong
    • Preferred geographical locations for free market cities
  • 06:16    |    
    Tactics most likely to succeed in the creation of free cities
  • 06:44    |    
    Consequences of central planning
  • Results of bad central planning around the world
  • 07:40    |    
    City planning through free market systems
  • 07:47    |    
    Urban planning models for free cities
    • Company cities
      • Advantages
      • Disadvantages
    • Gated community cities
      • Advantages
      • Disadvantages
    • Many gated communities or non-gated communities
      • Advantages
      • Disadvantages
    • Calls for bidders
      • Advantages
      • Disadvantages
  • 15:05    |    
    Final words
  • 15:38    |    
    Final credits

Different ways to Design a Free Market City

  | 04 de abril de 2011  | Vistas: 79

Central Planning Free Cities Freedom

The free market, rather than the government, is the most efficient mechanism by which individuals choose what they think can satisfy their needs. Gonzalo Melián portrays this idea through the free cities project, explaining the different techniques that can be used for the creation of these decentralized social communities. Melián presents the Hong Kong example as evidence of the feasibility of free market cities in the real word. He describes possible urban planning models that can meet the projects goals and comments on the advantages and disadvantages these models might develop through their implementation.





Vicepresidente de la Universidad de las Hespérides y Director de OMMA Business School Madrid