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The Middle Class, Urban Schools And Choice, Michael Lewyn Oct 2016

The Middle Class, Urban Schools And Choice, Michael Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

Urban schools tend to be less attractive to middle-class parents than suburban schools; as a result, the public school system generates suburban sprawl.  This talk discusses both egalitarian and market-oriented means of making cities more attractive to parents.


The Criminalization Of Walking, Michael Lewyn Sep 2016

The Criminalization Of Walking, Michael Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

Talk based on my longer article "The Criminalization of Walking" (now at https://works.bepress.com/lewyn/106/ ). I note that I gave a similar speech at Limmud New York on 2-20-17.


The Roots Of Expensive Zoning, Michael Lewyn Dec 2015

The Roots Of Expensive Zoning, Michael Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

Review of Zoning Rules, by William Fischel.


2016 Market Urbanism Blog Posts, Michael Lewyn Dec 2015

2016 Market Urbanism Blog Posts, Michael Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

Available at marketurbanism.com


2016 Planetizen.Com Blog Posts, Michael Lewyn Dec 2015

2016 Planetizen.Com Blog Posts, Michael Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

Blog posts on urban and suburban issues. Originals at planetizen.com


The Middle Class, Urban Schools, And Choice, Michael Lewyn Dec 2015

The Middle Class, Urban Schools, And Choice, Michael Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

It is common knowledge that middle- and upper-class parents tend to disfavor urban public schools, and often move to suburbs in order to avoid having to send their children to those schools. Thus, the condition of urban public schools contributes to suburban sprawl- that is, the movement of people and jobs from city to suburb. 

            This article discusses a variety of possible solutions to the unpopularity of urban schools among middle-class parents.  Part I of the Article suggests that this problem is a cause as well as a result of middle-class flight: that is, urban schools have poor reputations because ...


How To Make Suburbia Less Sprawling, Michael Lewyn Dec 2015

How To Make Suburbia Less Sprawling, Michael Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

Review of Retrofitting Sprawl, edited by Emily Talen.


Deny, Deny, Deny, Michael Lewyn Dec 2015

Deny, Deny, Deny, Michael Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

Some commentators argue that new housing supply and less restrictive zoning will not reduce housing prices in high-cost cities. This article discusses and critiques their arguments.