How cities can drive opportunity for the bulk of their citizens
by Wendell Cox — Increased dispersion began before COVID, but accelerated in 2021 with what the Census Bureau characterized as “a shift from larger, more populous counties to medium and smaller ones.”
by Tory Gattis — In spite of ridership being cut in half due to Covid, Metro’s financial position became stronger than ever due to a huge influx of federal grants, a total of $714 million in Covid relief in 2020 and 2021. Should this excess go to flood control?
by Tory Gattis — TXDoT and Harris County finally came to a historic agreement today that will reshape Houston mobility for decades to come. (April Fools…)
by Tory Gattis — Millennials may not fully grasp the consequences of the government owning the means of production, but they certainly don’t like how American capitalism is working for them. They have a point.
by Tory Gattis — “Drivable urban” Houston has a lower cost of living than most major metros across the U.S., making a persuasive case for suburbia.
by Wendell Cox — Densification of existing urban areas leads to worse housing affordability, according to a recent study of 53 major US markets.
Demographia International Housing Affordability rates middle-income housing affordability in 92 major housing markets in eight nations: Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States). This edition covers the third quarter (September quarter) of 2021.
by Tory Gattis — Houston needs its own version of the San Francisco Exploratorium museum – it’s just awesome. Meanwhile, we’re #1 in homebuilding, as Houston’s population booms.
by Tory Gattis — Lessons from history and from the success stories of the present point to clear priorities for cities to become today’s opportunity cities.
by Tory Gattis — ‘Sprawl is Good — The Environmental Case for Suburbia’ makes a comprehensive case for why and how sprawl can be pro-environment and address climate change.
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