How cities can drive opportunity for the bulk of their citizens
By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — Little acknowledged in the discussion of New York’s “tale of two cities” is…
By Rick Harrison Will new American housing growth continue to reflect old methods, or will the land development, home building, and consulting industry retool, re-educate, and collaborate to create a new era of more attractive, livable, efficient, and environmentally responsible growth at attainable prices? Here is why it would be so significant to make a […]
By Chris Peak — Indiana Officials didn’t set out to close the wealth gap. But that’s exactly what…
By Joel Kotkin — Average pay varies widely among U.S. cities, but those chasing work opportunities would do well to…
By Joel Kotkin Forget that red state-blue state stuff. The real chasm dividing the U.S. is economic, with one economy for industry and one for tech, and the friction between them is getting fierce. When we speak about the ever-expanding chasm that defines modern American politics, we usually focus on cultural issues such as gay […]
By Joel Kotkin — It’s time to put an end to the urban legend of the impending death of America’s suburbs. With the aging of millennials…
By Joel Kotkin — With more than $10 billion already invested, and much more on the way, some now believe that Los Angeles and Southern California are on the way to becoming…
By Joel Kotkin — By finally backing away from its one-child policy, China would seem to be opening the gates again to demographic expansion.
By Wendell Cox The US preference for detached housing remains strong, according to the newest data just released in the 2014 American Community Survey, by the United States Census Bureau. In 2014, detached house and represented 82.4 percent of owned housing in the United States. This is up 1.8 percentage points from the 80.6 percent […]
By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox There is an effective lobby for building light rail, including in cities such as Houston. But why build light rail? To reduce car use? To improve mobility for low-income citizens? This certainly seems a worthwhile objective, with the thousands of core-city, low-income residents whose transit service cannot get them […]
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