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Justice Scalia and the Takings Clause

Summarizes Justice Scalia's most important Takings Clause decisions.
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Right to the City

You may not have a moral right to live in an expensive city—but does the government have a moral right to exclude you?
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Which Suburbs Have Futures?

The suburbs most likely to prosper are those with wealth and/or walkability.
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Two Types of Black Suburbanization

African-American migration may reflect an attempt to escape poverty-related social ills rather than an attempt to escape gentrification.
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How to Teach About Sprawl (and Law)

Describing a seminar on "Sprawl and the Law" at the University of Pittsburgh.
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Definitions (of Gentrification) Matter

Whether gentrification is common depends on how one defines it.
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Where the Candidates Live

Some presidential candidates favor sprawl, but a surprising number live in cities or inner-ring suburbs.
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New Research on Gentrification

Describing the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's recent study on gentrification in that city.
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Supply, Demand, and Housing Prices, Part 2

Rebutting arguments against the law of supply and demand.
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Good Congestion and Bad

The phrase "traffic congestion" can be misleading; some reductions in traffic speed are less harmful than others.

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