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February 10, 2020, 6am PST
Is the existence of vacant apartments an excuse not to build new housing?
Michael Lewyn
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January 15, 2020, 10am PST
Some urbanism commentators suggest that gentrification is the result of a "rent gap" between actual and potential rent. How should this theory affect zoning policy?
Michael Lewyn
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January 6, 2020, 8am PST
In the absence of more enlightened policies, technological change is as likely to increase pollution as to decrease pollution.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
December 23, 2019, 9am PST
Despite headlines to the contrary, the nation's most urbanized places appear to have gained thirtysomethings in recent years.
Michael Lewyn
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December 3, 2019, 5am PST
Is inadequate infrastructure a reason to keep new housing out of cities?
Michael Lewyn
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November 14, 2019, 2pm PST
Evaluating New York City's new law designed to facilitate bus, pedestrian, and bike travel.
Michael Lewyn
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November 1, 2019, 5am PDT
Does gentrification always follow massive disinvestment?
Michael Lewyn
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October 14, 2019, 2pm PDT
A discussion of the book Evicted, and in particular its suggestion that rent in poor neighborhoods is not much lower than the rent in middle-class areas.
Michael Lewyn
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September 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
Do shortages of infrastructure justify restrictive zoning?
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
September 9, 2019, 6am PDT
In Euclid v. Ambler Realty, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of zoning. Although three justices dissented, they did not write a formal dissent. This article is what a dissent might look like if the justices knew what we now know.
Michael Lewyn