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 and chapters are listed below, and detailed further down on this page. My full CV is here.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

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. In press. Abstract

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. In press. Abstract

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 PDF Abstract Journal site

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). “Doubling housing production in the Paris region: A multi-policy, multi-jurisdictional paradigm.” International Journal of Housing Policy. Online pre-print. DOI: 10.1080/19491247.2019.1682233
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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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Under review and working papers

Abigail Bliss, Yonah Freemark, and Lawrence Vale. “The death and life of affordable housing in Haussmann’s Paris.” Revise and resubmit received from Planning Perspectives in January 2021.

Yonah Freemark. “Formal/informal layering in metropolitan governance: How municipalities assert themselves in the context of regional transportation projects.

Yonah Freemark. “The origins of monofunctionality: Postwar American public housing’s isolating project.

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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