Michael Lewyn is an assistant professor at Touro Law Center in Long Island.
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
When should a city give neighborhood concerns weight, and when should a state or city create clear-cut rules that limit planners' discretion to consider neighborhood concerns?
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 10:07pm PDT
Suburbanization has not led to shorter commutes—except perhaps for residents of the most job-rich, affluent suburbs.
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 2:26pm PDT
Homeowners' desire for more expensive land does not justify the "NIMBY veto" over new development.
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 8:22am PDT
Tall buildings and sunlight can amicably coexist- sometimes.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 5:50pm PDT
Although suburbs with college campuses are often eager to zone out students, this sort of exclusionary zoning has its own negative side effects.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:08pm PDT
In addition to revealing public preferences for single-family homes and walkable communities, a recent survey conducted for the National Association of Realtors contains a variety of other small surprises.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:13am PDT