Michael Lewyn is an assistant professor at Touro Law Center in Long Island.
In her article, "What Champions of Urban Density Get Wrong," the Philadelphia Inquirer's Inga Saffron critiques attempts to increase urban population. This post responds to her work.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 2:00pm PDT
A recent property professors' conference discussed a variety of issues of possible interest to planners including tightened home lending standards, municipal policies affecting the homeless, the Fair Housing Act, and inclusionary zoning.
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 6:00am PST
In suburbia, the line between smart growth and conventional sprawl is sometimes a blurry one.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 5:00am PST
Some progressives deny that the law of supply and demand applies to housing.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 2:00pm PST
Governing's recent study of gentrification systematically exaggerates gentrification in a variety of ways.
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 10:00am PST
The common claim that "high-rises kill streetlife" is often incorrect.
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 5:00am PST
One obstacle to laissez-faire capitalism is capitalists' ability to use government to favor one competitor over another; the history of American street design provides an example.
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 2:00pm PST
One common argument against attempts to control sprawl near declining cities is that the problem is the fault of mismanaged city government.
Monday, December 29, 2014 - 11:00am PST
A recent set of articles in the Economist argued that the continued spread of suburbia was inevitable and perhaps desirable. But the article's arguments are not always applicable to North America.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:00am PST
Only nine regions experienced reduced traffic congestion between 1991 and 2011. What do they have in common?
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 5:00am PST