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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

Blog post
November 12, 2017, 1pm PST
Rejecting the common argument that cities can never be affordable because of high construction costs.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
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.
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Blog post
October 16, 2017, 7am PDT
By defining "externalities" as impacts of private conduct, economists and lawyers bias public discussion in favor of government regulation.
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Blog post
September 28, 2017, 8am PDT
Critiquing Richard Florida's claim that "the urban revival is over."
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Blog post
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.
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Blog post
August 14, 2017, 9am PDT
This post offers a critique of claims that there is an ideal, "Goldilocks density."
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Blog post
August 7, 2017, 5am PDT
Visiting the city without zoning.
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Blog post
July 17, 2017, 9am PDT
In some American cities, the white population is growing while the black population is declining. Is this a result of gentrification or of black upward mobility?
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Blog post
July 11, 2017, 10am PDT
Some argue that neighborhoods will be willing to accept new housing as long as it is high quality; this argument overlooks a wide variety of other objections to new housing.
Michael Lewyn
July 7, 2017, 7am PDT
Vancouver's exploding housing prices are caused by income inequality, housing scarcity, and a housing bubble, not by foreign investors and vacant housing units.
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