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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

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2 days ago
Some evidence suggests that apartments lead to more greenhouse gas emissions per capita than houses. Does this mean that suburbs pollute less than cities? Probably not.
Michael Lewyn
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February 7, 2017, 5am PST
School vouchers might expand educational choice and thus make city life more appealing to middle-class families—but the most appealing versions of a voucher system are also the most costly.
Michael Lewyn
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January 26, 2017, 2pm PST
The Trump Administration is sending out mixed signals on public transit issues. Why?
Michael Lewyn
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January 18, 2017, 2pm PST
Walkable cities with strong downtowns are closing the economic gap with suburbia, while sprawling cities—even those with high population growth—are not doing as well.
Michael Lewyn
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January 10, 2017, 5am PST
Some planning jargon actually clarifies rather than confuses.
Michael Lewyn
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December 27, 2016, 9am PST
Has the smart growth movement succeeded? It depends how you measure "success."
Michael Lewyn
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December 14, 2016, 2pm PST
Yes, sprawl is still bad for the environment.
Michael Lewyn
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December 5, 2016, 6am PST
The conventional progressive wisdom is that the Trump Administration will be bad for cities and for transit users. But in recent decades, a unified Republican government has been better for public transit than a divided government.
Michael Lewyn
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November 21, 2016, 10am PST
In 2016, Republicans did worse than usual in affluent sprawl suburbs, while gaining a little ground in working-class cities.
Michael Lewyn
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November 7, 2016, 5am PST
In Joel Kotkin's new book The Human City, he argues that suburbanization promotes higher birthrates. But this policy doesn't seem to have worked so far.
Michael Lewyn