By Anne Snyder “We’ve got a lady that’s cutting herself with a knife right now.” Officer Ernie Stevens looks at the laptop that’s blinking with this shift’s first call. His partner in the driver’s seat, Officer Joe Smarro, punches the address into the GPS. “Hold her down until we get there. Then we’ll take over […]
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By Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill — Which cities have the best chance to prosper in the coming decade? The question is a complex one, and as the economy changes, so, too, will the best-positioned cities.
By Joel Kotkin… This could be how our experiment with grassroots democracy finally ends. World leaders—the super-rich, their pet nonprofits, their media boosters, and their allies in the global apparat—gather in Paris to hammer out a deal to transform the planet, and our lives. No one asks much about what the states and the communities, […]
By Joel Kotkin — Much is made, and rightfully so, about the future trends of America’s demographics, notably the rise of racial minorities and singles as a growing part of our population. Yet far less attention is paid to a factor…
By Daniel Hertz “Pity the poor city bus,” writes Jacob Anbinder in an interesting essay at The Century Foundation’s website. Anbinder brings some of his own data to a finding that’s been bouncing around the web for a while: that even as American subways and light rail systems experience a renaissance across the country, bus ridership has been […]
By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox America is suffering from the severest undersupply of housing since the end of the Second World War. Although population growth has slowed significantly since the 1950s and 1960s, production has slowed down even more so. It’s not surprising that homebuilding declined after the housing bubble burst in 2008, but from […]
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…
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