How cities can drive opportunity for the bulk of their citizens
By Joel Kotkin & Wendell Cox Report on Best Cities for Minorities To us, cities emerge because they provide opportunity to people, and are sustainable only so long as they continue to do so. This report examines the places where minorities are thriving economically today. Read the Report (PDF)
By Wendall Cox The just released County Business Patterns indicates a general trend of continued employment dispersion to the newer suburbs (principally the outer suburbs) and exurbs but also greater concentration in the central business districts of the 52 major metropolitan areas in the United States (over 1 million population in 2013). County Business Patterns […]
California Environmental Quality Act, Greenhouse Gas Regulation and Climate Change “…even the complete elimination of state GHG emissions will have no measurable effect on climate change risks unless California-style policies are widely adopted throughout the United States, and particularly in other countries that now generate much larger GHG emissions.” Find out how legislation and California […]
By Joel Kotkin… Amid all the happy talk about the revival of U.S. urban areas, we have ignored the intractable problems of the nation’s inner cities, many of which date back to the ’60s. The rioting that swept Baltimore the past few days, sadly, was no exception, but part of a bigger trend in some […]
By Tory Gattis New rail lines show value but also gaps in transit vision. In 2003, Houston voters approved a master plan for a light rail network in Houston’s core. Unlike Dallas, this system was not designed as a long-distance suburban commuter system (our Park-and-Ride, high-occupancy-vehicle, or HOV, system already serves that purpose), but as […]
By Joel Kotkin: California has met the future, and it really doesn’t work. As the mounting panic surrounding the drought suggests, the Golden State, once renowned for meeting human and geographic challenges, is losing its ability to cope with crises. As a result, the great American land of opportunity is devolving into something that resembles […]
By Wendall Cox For any who had been following demographic trends closely in Western Europe, it is long been obvious that suburbanization was following generally the same track as in Canada (more than 75 percent suburban), Australia and the United States (85 percent suburban). Nearly all growth in the major cities has been in the […]
By Fanis Grammenos and Tom Kerwin Traffic crashes are a cause of ill health, impaired living or curtailed lifespan. This is why the services offered by The Sacramento Car Accident Lawyers at GJEL can be so crucial to helping victims move on with their lives feeling satisfied justice has been served in the courtroom. Does […]
By Scott Beyer Contributor It was only a matter of time. For decades, Houston, TX, avoided government centralization even amid rapid growth, functioning without zoning, a master plan, or even a broad vision for how it was supposed to look. But as the centralized model has become popular elsewhere, local officials felt that they were […]
By Joel Kotkin & Wendell Cox… California, our beautiful, resource-rich state, has managed to miss both the recent energy boom and the renaissance of American manufacturing. Hollywood is gradually surrendering its dominion in a war of a thousand cuts and subsidies. California’s poverty rate – adjusted for housing costs – is the nation’s worst, and […]
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