Michael Lewyn is an assistant professor at Touro Law Center in Long Island.
If American politicans and bureaucrats had favored public transit or pedestrians as aggressively as they favored cars in the 20th century, public policy would be very different indeed.
Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 1:45am PDT
In theory, cities might be able to revitalize their economies and infrastructure. But in reality, state governments can create all kinds of obstacles to city policy.
Friday, August 23, 2013 - 9:51am PDT
Are children, millenials and baby boomers returning to cities? The best answer: sometimes, sometimes, and maybe not.
Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 11:27pm PDT
Although conservatives don't always support urbanism, neither do progressives.
Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 11:27am PDT
American reliance on property taxes leads to NIMBYism and periodic tax revolts, thus impeding both development and basic public services.
Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 1:07pm PDT
Shutting down cities as a response to terrorism makes such violence more rewarding and thus more tempting.
Monday, June 3, 2013 - 5:13pm PDT
Municipal comprehensive plans are neither necessary nor sufficient for smart growth.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 9:51am PDT
Municipal setback requirements inconvenience pedestrians for no good reason.
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 12:47pm PDT
A Gallup poll asked residents of each Congressional district whether they felt safe walking alone at night in their city or area. Although city residents feared crime more than suburbs, there were some surprises.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 3:22pm PDT
Opponents of high- and mid-rise development often use the term "vertical sprawl." But in fact there is little similarity between high-rise infill and suburban sprawl: the major arguments against one do not apply to the other.
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 12:19pm PDT