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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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April 2, 2018, 11am PDT
Those of us who cherish cities have much to be grateful for (at least in some cities).
Michael Lewyn
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March 19, 2018, 6am PDT
Why do green transportation policies attract less intense support than environmentalist policies related to waste and litter?
Michael Lewyn
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March 11, 2018, 11am PDT
I don't bike, but I still feel safer on streets with bike lanes. This essay explains why.
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February 15, 2018, 5am PST
Many of the Best Picture nominees are set in cities, and none are focused on suburbia.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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December 6, 2017, 2pm PST
One common argument against new housing (especially in Manhattan) is that the city is "overcrowded."
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November 12, 2017, 1pm PST
Rejecting the common argument that cities can never be affordable because of high construction costs.
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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