How cities can drive opportunity for the bulk of their citizens
By Wendell Cox — The Economist headline reads…
The recent report on “California Social Priorities” — released by Chapman University’s Center for Demographics and Policy and the topic of the first meeting of the Houston based Center for Opportunity Urbanism — stirred up some controversy. A largely negative response came from Josh Stephens from the California Planning and Development Report https://www.cp-dr.com/node/3707 . The […]
By Wendell Cox 03/27/2015 Texas continues to dominate major metropolitan area growth. Among the 53 major metropolitan areas (with more than 1 million population), Texas cities occupied three of five top positions in population growth, and four of the top 10 (Figure 1). Other parts of the nation are adding population in large numbers as well. The […]
By Dr. David Friedman Center for Opportunity Urbanism Read the Report (PDF)
BY JOEL KOTKIN and WENDELL COX… In this highly polarized political environment, states and localities, are ever more taking on the character of separate countries. Washington’s gridlock is increasingly matched by decisive, often “go it alone” polices from local authorities. Rather than create a brave, increasingly federalized second New Deal, the Obama years, particularly since […]
by Ross Elliott 03/07/2015 Advocates of higher density housing development in Australia’s major cities – inner city areas in particular – are fond of pointing to a range of statistics as evidence of rising demand. Dwelling approvals, dwelling commencements, tower crane counts and various other sources, both reputable and dodgy, are referenced and then highly […]
By Joel Kotkin — We often rate metropolitan areas for their performance over one year, five or at most 10, but…
by Wendell Cox 03/06/2015 Yes, millennials are moving to the urban cores but not in significant numbers when view from the context of larger city (metropolitan area) trends. That’s the updated story, based on new small area data that approximates the year 2011 (Note: ACS 5-Year Data). Small area trends are important to understanding developments […]
AUTHORS: David Friedman and Jennifer Hernandez are attorneys in the California environmental and land use practice group of Holland & Knight LLC, an international law firm. The practice group periodically publishes analyses of California legal and policy data in support of its continued study of the use, and abuse, of the California Environmental Quality Act […]
by Joel Kotkin 03/01/2015 The millennial generation has had much to endure – a still-poor job market, high housing prices and a generally sour political atmosphere. But perhaps the final indignity has been the tendency for millennials to be spoken for by older generations, notably, well-placed boomers, who often seem to impose their own ideological […]
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