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Selected Publications

Articles and Essays

Local Constitutions, 99 Tex. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2020)

Takings Localism, 121 Colum. L. Rev. 215 (2021) (with Timothy M. Mulvaney)

The Dilemma of Localism in an Era of Polarization, 128 Yale L.J. 954 (2019)

Law and Neighborhood Names, 72 Vand. L. Rev. 757 (2019) (with David Fagundes)

Affordable Housing Law and Policy in an Era of Big Data, 44 Fordham Urb. L. J. 277 (2017)

Localist Administrative Law, 126 Yale L.J. 564 (2017)

Resetting the Baseline of Ownership: Takings and Investor Expectations After the Bailouts, 75 Maryland L. Rev. 722 (2016)

The Sharing Economy as an Urban Phenomenon, 34 Yale L. & Pol’y Rev. 215 (2016) (with John Infranca)

Regleprudence – at OIRA and Beyond, 103 Geo. L.J. 259 (2015) (with Ethan J. Leib)

The Mobility Case for Regionalism, 47 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 63 (2013) (with Sheila R. Foster)

New Formalism in the Aftermath of the Housing Crisis, 93 B.U.L. Rev. 389 (2013)

Property and Identity: Vulnerability and Insecurity in the Housing Crisis, 47 Harv. C.R-C.L. L. Rev. 119 (2012)

Sketches for a Hamiltonian Vernacular as a Social Function of Property, 80 Fordham L. Rev. 1053 (2011)

Property’s Morale, 110 Mich. L. Rev. 437 (2011)

Property in Crisis, 78 Fordham L. Rev. 101 (2010) (with Rashmi Dyal-Chand)

Values and Value Creation in Public-Private Transactions, 94 Iowa L. Rev. 938 (2009)

Property and Relative Status, 107 Mich. L. Rev. 757 (2009)

Standardization and Pluralism in Property Law, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1597 (2008)

The Problem of Equality in Takings, 102 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1 (2008)

Cooperative Localism: Federal-Local Collaboration in an Era of State Sovereignty, 93 Va. L. Rev. 959 (2007)

Relational Contracts in the Privatization of Social Welfare: The Case of Housing, 24 Yale L. & Pol’y Rev. 263 (2006)

Casebooks and Treatises

Property (Aspen Student Treatise Series, 6th ed. forthcoming 2022) (with Joseph W. Singer)

Property Law: Rules, Policies and Practices (8th ed. forthcoming 2022; 7th ed. 2017; 6th ed. 2014) (with Joseph W. Singer, Eduardo M. Peñalver, and Bethany Berger)

Cases and Materials on State and Local Government Law (9th ed. forthcoming 2021) (with Richard Briffault and Laurie Reynolds)

Edited Volumes

Law and the New Urban Agenda (Routledge 2020) (co-editor, with Geeta Tewari)

The New Preemption Reader: Legislation, Cases, and Commentary on the Leading Challenge in Today's State and Local Government Law (Foundation Press 2019) (co-editor, with Richard Briffault and Laurie Reynolds)

The Legal Power of Cities: Global Perspectives in Urban Law (Routledge 2018) (co-editor, with Geeta Tewari)

The Cambridge Handbook of the Law of the Sharing Economy (co-editor, with John Infranca and Michèle Finck) (Cambridge University Press 2018)

Law Between Buildings: Emergent Global Perspectives on Urban Law (co-editor, with Nisha Mistry) (Routledge 2017)

Affordable Housing and Public-Private Partnerships (co-editor, with Robin Paul Malloy) (2009)

Books Chapters

Sharing in Cities: Why Here? Why Now?, in Modern Guide to the Urban Sharing Economy (Edward Elgar Publishing forthcoming 2020) (with John Infranca)

The Fair Housing Act's Original Sin: Administrative Discretion and the Persistence of Segregation, in Perspectives in Fair Housing (Penn University Press forthcoming 2020) (with Eduardo Peñalver)

The Place of the Sharing Economy, in The Cambridge Handbook of the Law of the Sharing Economy (Cambridge University Press 2018) (with John Infranca)

Property, Wellbeing, and Home: Positive Psychology and Property Law’s Foundations, in The Precarious Home: Socio-Legal Perspectives on the Home in Insecure Times (2017)

The Urban in Law, in Defining the Urban: Interdisciplinary and Professional Perspectives (Routledge 2017)

Department of Housing and Urban Development v. Rucker: Public Housing as Housing of Last Resort, in The Poverty Law Canon: Exploring the Major Cases (Marie Failinger & Ezra Rosser eds., Univ. of Michigan Press 2016) (2016)

Notaries and Legal Professionals, in The International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home (2011)

Crisis and the Public-Private Divide in Property, in The Public Nature of Private Property (2011) (with Rashm Dyal-Chand)

The Bullhorn and the Bell Jar: Hernando de Soto and Communication Through Title, in Hernando de Soto and Property in a Market Economy (2010)

Introduction, in Affordable Housing and Public-Private Partnerships (with Robin Paul Malloy) (2009)

The Value of Lawyering Affordable Housing Transactions, in Afforedable Housing and Public-Private Partnerships (2009)

Other Works

National League of Cities, Principles of Home Rule for the Twenty-First Century (2020) (with Richard Briffault, Paul Diller, Erin Scharff, and Richard Schragger)

Much Obliged: Moral Psychology and the Social Obligation of Property (An Essay in Honor of Gregory Alexander), 29 Cornell J. L. & Pub. Pol'y (forthcoming 2020)

The New State Preemption, the Future of Home Rule, and the Illinois Experience, 3 Illinois Municipal Pol’y J. 19 (2019) (with Laurie Reynolds)

The Challenge of Regulating the Sharing Economy, Public Lawyer (2019) (with John Infranca)

The States and Administrative Law, Panel Before the 2018 Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention (Nov. 15, 2018), in 98 Neb. L. Rev. 151 (2019) (with Christopher Green, Miriam Seifter, Judge Jeffrey Sutton, and Judge Michael Scudder)

A Better Approach to Urban Opportunity, 27 J. Aff. Hous. & Comm. Dev. L. 449 (2019) (reviewing Rashmi Dyal-Chand, Collaborative Capitalism in American Cities: Reforming Urban Market Regulations (2018))

The Sharing Economy and the Upside of Disrupting Local Governance, Harv. L. Rev. Blog (Nov. 21, 2017) (with John J. Infranca)

The Place of Flourishing Families, 43 Fordham Urb. L.J. 963 (2017) (with Clare Huntington)

Nationalization and Necessity: Takings and a Doctrine of Economic Emergency, 3 Brigham-Kanner Prop. Rts. Conf. J 187 (2014)

Towards Engaged Scholarship, 33 Pace L. Rev. 990 (2013) (one of several co-authors; John R. Nolon ed.)

"What is Urban Law?" An Introductory Essay in Honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Fordham Urban Law Journal, 40 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1579 (2013)

A Most Useful Ball of Thread, 21 J. Aff. Hous. & Comm. Dev. L. 285 (2013) (reviewing Navigating HUD Programs: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Labyrinth)

Judicial Takings and State Action: On Rereading Shelley after Stop the Bench Renourishment, 6 Duke J. Const. L. & Pub. Pol'y 75 (2011)

Fostering Regionalism: Comment on The Promise and Perils of "New Regionalist" Approaches to Sustainable Communities, 38 Fordham Urb. L.J. 675 (2011)

Leaps and Bounds, 108 Mich. L. Rev. 957 (2010) (reviewing Gerald E. Frug & David J. Barron, City Bound: How States Stifle Urban Innovation)

Elevate 2009: Climate Change and the New Frontiers of Urban Development, 80 U. Colo. L. Rev. (2009) (with William Shutkin)

Comment, Vertical Learning: On Baker and Rodriguez’s Constitutional Home Rule and Judicial Scrutiny, 86 DENV. U.L. REV. 1425 (2009)

Comment, Reconciling People and Place in Housing and Community Development Policy, 17 GEO. J. ON POVERTY L. & POL’Y 1 (2009)

Comment, Rights as a Functional Guide for Service Provision in Homeless Advocacy, 26 ST. LOUIS UNIV. PUB. L. REV. 45 (2007)

Comment, “Housing First” for the Chronically Homeless: Challenges of a New Service Model, 15 J. AFF. HOUS. & COMM. DEV. L. 125 (2006)

Note, Constitutional Mass Torts: Sovereign Immunity and the Human Radiation Experiments, 96 COLUM. L. REV. 1203 (1996)


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