Michael Lewyn is an assistant professor at Touro Law Center in Long Island.
Why should people have veto power over anything built in their neighborhood?
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 9:27am PDT
Working for a small town doesn't just teach you how to plan a community; it teaches you how to be a part of it.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 4:47am PDT
Cities are, by definition, places where many people and activities locate close together. Their economic success and livability benefits from policies that favor space-efficient modes (walking, cycling, ridesharing and public transit).
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 6:49am PDT
When considering city life, we often look to Jane Jacobs or William H. Whyte. But an exhibit commemorating the 70th anniversary of the children's classic “The Little Prince” at New York's Morgan Library surprises as a field guide for urban living.
Monday, March 3, 2014 - 10:00am PST
Discussing some of the most pro-urban movies ever made.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 7:41pm PST
Insurance coverage hasn’t kept up with the cost of medical care and property damage caused by crashes. And whether we drive or not, when someone can’t pay for the damage they’ve done, we all have to pick up the tab.
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 5:00am PST
The physical requirements for walkability—like narrow streets and wide sidewalks—aren't always enough to compel the activity of walking. How can we reorient toward the primal activity of walking?
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 6:00am PST
Many people assume incorrectly that road tolls and parking fees harm poor people. In fact, they are usually less regressive than other funding options, and benefit poor people overall, particularly if some revenues are invested in alternative modes.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 4:36am PST
Conservatives are becoming more visible within the smart growth movement; they differ in some ways both from liberal smart growth activists and from conventional conservatives.
Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 6:56pm PST
Portland is a city that's often better known by the representations of it—like the television show Portlandia—than as an actual working city.
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 8:26am PST