Michael Lewyn is an assistant professor at Touro Law Center in Long Island.
Some presidential candidates favor sprawl, but a surprising number live in cities or inner-ring suburbs.
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 9:00am PST
Describing the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's recent study on gentrification in that city.
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 5:00am PDT
Rebutting arguments against the law of supply and demand.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 5:00am PDT
The phrase "traffic congestion" can be misleading; some reductions in traffic speed are less harmful than others.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 6:00am PDT
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