Michael Lewyn is an assistant professor at Touro Law Center in Long Island.
Poor neighborhoods tend to be fatter than rich ones, whether they are urban or suburban. However, poor urban areas tend to be thinner than poor suburban areas, and rich urban areas tend to be thinner than rich suburban areas.
Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 9:07am PST
Some media commentary suggests that fast-gentrifying cities such as Washington are unable to attract families. In Washington, the reality is more complex; the city's high-income neighborhoods actually gained children over the past decade.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 2:10pm PST
At least one Hanukah song is easily adaptable by urbanists.
Friday, November 29, 2013 - 10:20am PST
Millenials really are migrating to cities in large numbers- but older age groups are merely leaving less rapidly than in the past.
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 9:59am PST
"Push buttons" designed to protect pedestrians often don't.
Friday, November 8, 2013 - 1:19pm PST
"Complete Streets" policies are a good start, but only a start.
Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 9:32pm PDT
Despite media commentary about urban gentrification and the decline of suburbia, suburbs still have far less than a proportionate share of regional poverty.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 8:12pm PDT
If American politicans and bureaucrats had favored public transit or pedestrians as aggressively as they favored cars in the 20th century, public policy would be very different indeed.
Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 1:45am PDT
In theory, cities might be able to revitalize their economies and infrastructure. But in reality, state governments can create all kinds of obstacles to city policy.
Friday, August 23, 2013 - 9:51am PDT
Are children, millenials and baby boomers returning to cities? The best answer: sometimes, sometimes, and maybe not.
Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 11:27pm PDT