Yonah Freemark

Research and Publications

I study how local governments shape planning outcomes in the context of political conflict and multi-level governance systems. I engage this subject from the perspectives of transportation projects, land-use policy, and affordable housing development in the United States and Europe. I integrate these fields through my dissertation project, successfully defended in July 2020.

My published peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and reports are listed below, and detailed further down on this page.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Yonah Freemark, A. Bliss, and Lawrence J. Vale (2021). “Housing Haussmann’s Paris: The Politics and Legacy of Second Empire Redevelopment.Planning Perspectives. Online pre-print. DOI: 10.1080/02665433.2021.1937293

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Yonah Freemark (2021). “Promoting “orderly and sound growth:” 1960s debates over administering public transportation in service of mobility or regional planning.Journal of Urban History. Online pre-print. DOI: 10.1177/00961442211014502

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Yonah Freemark and Justin Steil (2021). “Local power and the location of subsidized renters in comparative perspective: Public support for low- and moderate-income households in the United States, France, and the United Kingdom.Housing Studies. Online pre-print. DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2021.1910628

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Yonah Freemark (2021). “Doubling housing production in the Paris region: A multi-policy, multi-jurisdictional paradigm.” International Journal of Housing Policy 21(2): 291-305. DOI: 10.1080/19491247.2019.1682233

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Yonah Freemark, Anne Hudson, and Jinhua Zhao (2020). “Policies for autonomy: How American cities envision regulating automated vehicles.Urban Science 4(4): 55. DOI: 10.3390/urbansci4040055

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Yonah Freemark, Justin Steil, and Kathleen Thelen (2020). “Varieties of urbanism: A comparative view of metropolitan fragmentation and inequality.” Politics & Society 48(2): 235-274. DOI: 10.1177/0032329220908966

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Yonah Freemark (2020). “Upzoning Chicago: Impacts of a Zoning Reform on Property Values and Housing Construction.” Urban Affairs Review 56(3), 758-789. DOI: 10.1177/1078087418824672

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Yonah Freemark, Anne Hudson, and Jinhua Zhao (2019). “Are Cities Prepared for Autonomous Vehicles? Planning for Technological Change by U.S. Local Governments.” Journal of the American Planning Association 85(2), 133-151. DOI: 10.1080/01944363.2019.1603760

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Yonah Freemark (2019). “Metropolis on the water: Varieties of development logics along the Seine.” Projections 14. DOI: 10.1162/00c13b77.ea8fcc5a

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Yonah Freemark (2018). “Challenges in the Creation of Mixed-Use Affordable Housing: Measuring and Explaining Its Limited Prevalence.Housing Policy Debate 28(6), 1004-1021. DOI: 10.1080/10511482.2018.1506813

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Lawrence Vale and Yonah Freemark (2012). “From Public Housing to Public-Private Housing: 75 Years of American Social Experimentation.” Journal of the American Planning Association 78(4), 379-402. DOI: 10.1080/01944363.2012.737985

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Yonah Freemark (2011). “Roosevelt Island: Exception to a City in Crisis.” Journal of Urban History 37(3), 355-383. DOI: 10.1177/0096144211400378

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Peer-reviewed book chapters

Lawrence Vale and Yonah Freemark (2021). “From Public Housing to Public-Private Housing: 75 Years of American Social Experimentation.” In The Affordable Housing Reader, 2nd Edition, edited by J. Rosie Tighe and Elizabeth J. Mueller. Routledge. In press.


Yonah Freemark, Neema Nassir, and Jinhua Zhao (2021). “Multimodal Relationships: Shared and autonomous vehicles and high-capacity public transit.” In Shared Mobility and Automated Vehicles, edited by Ata Khan and Susan Shaheen. London: IET Books. In press.


Lawrence Vale and Yonah Freemark (2019). “The Privatization of American Public Housing: Leaving the Poorest of the Poor Behind.” In The Routledge Handbook of Housing Policy and Planning, edited by Katrin B. Anacker, Mai Thi Nguyen, and David P. Varady. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. 189-206. DOI: 10.4324/9781315642338-15

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Yonah Freemark (2015). “Myth #5: Public Housing Ended in Failure during the 1970s.” In Public Housing Myths: Perception, Reality, and Social Policy, edited by Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Fritz Umbach, and Lawrence J. Vale. 121-138. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. DOI: 10.7591/9780801456268-006

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Yonah Freemark and Susanne Schindler (2015). “Twin Parks.” In Affordable Housing in New York: The People, Places, and Policies that Transformed a City, edited by Nicholas Dagen Bloom and Matthew Gordon Lasner. 226-230. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 

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Reports

Yonah Freemark (2021). “Mandating Access to Affordable Housing, City by City: Is France’s Fair-Share SRU Law a Model for U.S. Metropolitan Areas?” Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Working Paper WP21YF1. September. Link.

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Yonah Freemark (2021). In Search of Equitable Transit Operations: Examining Public Transportation Funding and Service across the United States. Urban Institute. August. Link.


Yonah Freemark, Eleanor Noble, and Yipeng Su (2021). Who Owns the Twin Cities? An Analysis of Racialized Ownership Trends in Hennepin and Ramsey Counties. Urban Institute. June. Link.


Yonah Freemark and Stephanie Lotshaw (2015). Grow Chicago: Growing near transit benefits us all. Metropolitan Planning Council and Institute for Transportation and Development Policy. July. Link.


Yonah Freemark and Breann Gala (2015). Logan Square Corridor Development Initiative. Metropolitan Planning Council. January. Link.


Yonah Freemark and Breann Gala (2014). Uptown Corridor Development Initiative. Metropolitan Planning Council. August. Link.


Yonah Freemark (2013). The Public Transportation Network in Northeastern Illinois: An Analysis of Existing Conditions. Metropolitan Planning Council. December. Link.


Masters theses

Yonah Freemark (2013). The entrepreneurial state : New York’s Urban Development Corporation, an experiment to take charge of affordable housing production, 1968-1975. Master’s thesis for MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning.
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Yonah Freemark (2013). Assessing Journey Time Impacts of Disruptions on London’s Piccadilly Line. Master’s thesis for MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
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