Michael Lewyn is an assistant professor at Touro Law Center in Long Island.
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
Tall buildings and sunlight can amicably coexist- sometimes.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 5:50pm PDT
Although suburbs with college campuses are often eager to zone out students, this sort of exclusionary zoning has its own negative side effects.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:08pm PDT
In addition to revealing public preferences for single-family homes and walkable communities, a recent survey conducted for the National Association of Realtors contains a variety of other small surprises.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:13am PDT
In response to the news that transit ridership reached an all-time high in 2013, commentators of all stripes sought to deny or minimize the news. But such arguments are themselves flawed.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 9:17am PDT
Why should people have veto power over anything built in their neighborhood?
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 9:27am PDT
Discussing some of the most pro-urban movies ever made.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 7:41pm 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