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A Libertarian Smart Growth Agenda, Michael E. Lewyn Apr 2009

A Libertarian Smart Growth Agenda, Michael E. Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

Discusses a variety of policies that both limit sprawl and enhance, rather than reducing, landowners' property rights.


Sprawl, Y'All, Michael E. Lewyn Sep 2008

Sprawl, Y'All, Michael E. Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

Explains why conservatives should be worried about suburban sprawl.


Saving The Inner Suburbs, Michael E Lewyn Nov 2007

Saving The Inner Suburbs, Michael E Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

While Jacksonville's older, more walkable neighborhoods and its newest suburbs have been thriving, its 1950s and 1960s suburbs have been declining. This article analyzes the causes of (and possible solutions to) this problem.


Five Myths About Sprawl , Michael E Lewyn Aug 2007

Five Myths About Sprawl , Michael E Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

In Sprawl: A Compact History, Robert Bruegmann, an art historian, has painted a superficially convincing case for the status quo, asserting that sprawl is “a natural result of affluence that occurs in all urbanized societies.” Bruegmann's book has generated glowing media publicity. This article suggests that Bruegmann overestimates the universality of sprawl, by overlooking the differences between pedestrian-friendly cities with some sprawling development and cities in which automobile-dependent sprawl is the only choice available to most consumers. In addition, Bruegmann understates the harmful social effects of sprawl, especially the effect of automobile-dependent development upon non-drivers. Bruegmann also consistently underestimates ...


Twenty-First Century Planning And The Constitution, Michael E Lewyn Apr 2003

Twenty-First Century Planning And The Constitution, Michael E Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

In 2002, The American Planning Association (APA), a nationwide organization of land use planners, published the "Growing Smart Legislative Guidebook", a collection of model laws governing zoning and other land use-related issues. This article evaluates a variety of constitutional issues related to the Guidebook.


Campaign Of Sabotage: Big Government's War Against Public Transportation , Michael E Lewyn Oct 2001

Campaign Of Sabotage: Big Government's War Against Public Transportation , Michael E Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

This article discusses a variety of state, federal and local policies which have reduced transit ridership, such as unfunded mandates, anti-transit zoning policies, and highway funding policies that shifted development to areas with minimal or nonexistent transit service.


Suburban Sprawl: Not Just An Environmental Issue, Michael E Lewyn Dec 2000

Suburban Sprawl: Not Just An Environmental Issue, Michael E Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

Explains why conservatives should be concerned about suburban sprawl, and how market-oriented solutions can mitigate sprawl.