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Like train stations, Greyhound stations can be tolerable urban places- or they can be another example of suburban sprawl.
Michael Lewyn
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June 16, 2016, 6am PDT
A short guide to a few of Detroit's historic neighborhoods.
Michael Lewyn
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May 24, 2016, 12pm PDT
One argument against new housing is that it creates demand for housing, thus increasing housing prices.
Michael Lewyn
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May 13, 2016, 12pm PDT
Even when urban centers are losing families, this trend does not necessarily apply to rich areas near downtown.
Michael Lewyn
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May 4, 2016, 12pm PDT
A recent Newsweek article on urbanism is chock-full of nonsense.
Michael Lewyn
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April 15, 2016, 6am PDT
Community resistance may explain why smaller apartment buildings are hard to build.
Michael Lewyn
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April 4, 2016, 10am PDT
The housing shortages caused by restrictive zoning are easy to solve in principle—even if the solutions are politically impossible.
Michael Lewyn
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March 20, 2016, 1pm PDT
Sprawl lowers real estate values in cheap, declining cities—but it may also have social costs that aren't as relevant elsewhere.
Michael Lewyn
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March 7, 2016, 1pm PST
Misconceptions about New Urbanism persist.
Michael Lewyn
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February 25, 2016, 2pm PST
A recent book on retrofitting sprawl contains numerous proposals to revise cul-de-sacs—all of which are interesting, even if politically infeasible.
Michael Lewyn