Michael Lewyn is an assistant professor at Touro Law Center in Long Island.
Even if today's renters and homebuyers are more likely to want urban life and walkable neighborhoods than their parents, plenty of political obstacles stand in their way.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 6:00am PDT
Transit-oriented cities are safer than car-dependent cities of comparable size, especially if one considers traffic fatalities in car-dependent cities.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 6:00am PDT
The most transit-oriented metro areas often have lower levels of traffic congestion than one might expect based on their size.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 5:00am PDT
A heavily wooded park requires investments in maps and trails to be truly pedestrian-friendly.
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 12:00pm PDT
The least congested cities tend to be small, declining, and dangerous.
Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 1:00pm PDT
Minimum parking requirements affect developer behavior most where they are most controversial: in downtown neighborhoods. In suburbs where they may just mimic the market, the arguments for such rules are paradoxically even weaker.
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 9:00am PDT
Public concern about gentrification is based on fears that out-of-control rents are pricing out the middle and lower classes. But rent is rising even in places where gentrification is not happening.
Monday, June 2, 2014 - 8:23am PDT
When should a city give neighborhood concerns weight, and when should a state or city create clear-cut rules that limit planners' discretion to consider neighborhood concerns?
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 10:07pm PDT
Suburbanization has not led to shorter commutes—except perhaps for residents of the most job-rich, affluent suburbs.
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 2:26pm PDT
Homeowners' desire for more expensive land does not justify the "NIMBY veto" over new development.
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 8:22am PDT