Michael Lewyn is an assistant professor at Touro Law Center in Long Island.
Even if new housing is expensive, it can reduce overall housing prices by causing existing units to become more affordable.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 5:00am PDT
Many Americans believe children should not be free to walk alone, because of crime and traffic. But children constantly driven around by their parents or locked away at home are also subject to significant risks.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 7:00am PDT
Classical liberal commentator F.A. Hayek argued that monomaniacal government planning would eventually lead to limits on individual freedom—and government hostility to pedestrians may be an example of this.
Friday, August 15, 2014 - 6:00am PDT
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