Michael Lewyn is an assistant professor at Touro Law Center in Long Island.
A simple explanation of why strict rent control reduces housing supply, and why moderate rent control does so to a much lesser extent.
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 8:00am PDT
The new "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" rule may impose additional paperwork burdens on local government, but is unlikely to cause major policy changes.
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 11:00am PDT
Joel Kotkin argues that Jane Jacobs's insights are of limited value because cities are no longer useful for middle-class families.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 9:00am PDT
Attempts to limit new construction to preserve neighborhood character are an example of "beggar thy neighbor" politics.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 2:00pm PDT
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