Michael Lewyn is an assistant professor at Touro Law Center in Long Island.
Low-density zoning is not racist in the narrowest sense of the term—but it does have similar goals to racist housing policies and creates similar problems.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 2:00pm PDT
This post discusses the argument that even if Airbnb affects an extremely small portion of the rental market, it still matters because of the low vacancy rates of some cities.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 9:00am PDT
One common argument against allowing new housing in popular cities is that as long as rich foreigners use up the housing supply prices will never go down.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 12:00pm PDT
Laws designed to keep pedestrians off streets are not merely useless, but create a variety of social harms.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 9:00am PDT
Cities that have recently adopted light rail sometimes actually add bus riders.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 2:00pm PDT
Recent stories claiming that millenials either (a) prefer cities to suburbs or (b) prefer suburbs to cities both have some basis in reality.
Monday, June 1, 2015 - 12:00pm PDT
States regulate local governments too much in some areas, but not enough in others.
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 6:00am PDT
Leading a walking tour of your neighborhood can be easy if you focus on the basic differences between types of neighborhoods.
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:00am PDT
Does apartment-sharing reduce regional housing supply? Probably not very much.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 12:00pm PDT
Arid states can both reduce water use and avoid intrusive government by eliminating zoning regulations that mandate or encourage water-wasting lawns.
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 2:00pm PDT