Michael Lewyn is an assistant professor at Touro Law Center in Long Island.
As the north side of Chicago has gentrified, many Chicago schools' test scores have improved- evidence that if a city neighborhood attracts enough affluent families, its schools will become more attractive as well.
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 1:29pm PST
The policies that create affordable housing for the middle class might not be those necessary to prevent homelessness for the destitute.
Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 4:49pm PST
How to bring an urbanist slant to the Jewish holiday of Tu'b'Shevat next week
Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 9:37pm PST
The cost of intown housing makes suburbia fiscally tempting- but this is in part the result of deliberate policy choices by government.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 9:33am PST
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