|Present||Associate Professor, Touro University Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center|
- my blog
- my photos of various places I've lived
- My "most livable cities" rankings
- my "Auto-Free in Atlanta" web page (last updated 2005)
- My "Auto-Free in Jacksonville" website
- My "Auto-Free in Buffalo" web page (last updated 2000)
- My "Auto-Free in Cleveland" web page (last updated 1998)
- Numerous op-eds from the Atlanta Jewish Times (2000-03)
Recent Case Law, Disparate Impact, and Restrictive Zoning Touro Law Review (2022)
The Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) prohibits housing discrimination, including the refusal to sell or rent housing based on race, color, religion, sex, familial status or national origin,and any policy or conduct that “otherwise make[s] unavailable ...
Does Democracy Justify Zoning? Real Estate Law Journal (2022)
One common argument for restrictive zoning is that zoning is more democratic than allowing landowners to build what they please. This article critiques that claim, suggesting that free markets are equally democratic because they allow ...
Land Costs And New Housing Real Estate Law Journal (2022)
Restrictive zoning limits housing supply, which (according to the law of supply and demand) increases housing costs. But some commentators argue that more permissive zoning would actually increase housing costs by increasing land costs. This ...
Bringing Judaism Downtown: A Smart Growth Policy for Orthodox Jews University of Baltimore Law Review (2021)
Until the late 20th century, the most rigorously traditional Jews, haredi Jews (often referred to as “ultra-Orthodox”) tended to congregate in New York City. But as New York became more expensive and haredi population grew ...
Do You Believe in Ghost Apartments? Real Estate Law Journal (2019)
According to the popular press, expensive cities are being overrun by "ghost apartments"- condominiums owned by wealthy foreigners, but used as investments rather than being rented out to local residents. This article points out that ...
In Defense of the American Community Survey Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal (2019)
This article critiques the constitutional and policy challenges to the American Community Survey (ACS), an annual survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Some commentators argue that because the ACS goes far beyond ascertaining the ...
Does the Threat of Gentrification Justify Restrictive Zoning? Real Estate Law Journal (2017)
Historically, progressives have opposed restrictive zoning, arguing that by restricting the housing supply to high-end housing, zoning reduces the supply of housing available to lower-income Americans. But recently, some progressives have suggested that new market-rate ...