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Michael Lewyn is an assistant professor at Touro Law Center in Long Island.
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Michael Lewyn is an associate professor at Touro Law Center in Central Islip, NY. His scholarship can be found at http://works.bepress.com/lewyn

Recent Posts

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6 days ago
Many of the Best Picture nominees are set in cities, and none are focused on suburbia.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
February 6, 2018, 2pm PST
One common explanation for recent declines in transit ridership is that gentrification has driven lower-income commuters into car-dependent suburbs. But does data bear this out?
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
January 16, 2018, 5am PST
Over the past two years or so, transit ridership has begun to decline. It seems that this decline has been most widespread among cities with relatively weak transit systems.
Michael Lewyn
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December 21, 2017, 12pm PST
The concept of "eyes on the street" is relevant to a wide variety of neighborhoods, not just the low-rise urban areas that Jane Jacobs wrote about.
Michael Lewyn
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December 6, 2017, 2pm PST
One common argument against new housing (especially in Manhattan) is that the city is "overcrowded."
Michael Lewyn
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November 12, 2017, 1pm PST
Rejecting the common argument that cities can never be affordable because of high construction costs.
Michael Lewyn
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October 31, 2017, 2pm PDT
Does light rail increase or decrease transit ridership? This article compares "bus only" metro areas to those which have recently built light rail lines.
Michael Lewyn
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October 16, 2017, 7am PDT
By defining "externalities" as impacts of private conduct, economists and lawyers bias public discussion in favor of government regulation.
Michael Lewyn
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September 28, 2017, 8am PDT
Critiquing Richard Florida's claim that "the urban revival is over."
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August 30, 2017, 11am PDT
Houston's flooding might be mitigated by land use regulation- but not the type of regulations that most cities have.
Michael Lewyn