May 18, 2017 – Join us for a discussion on the economic opportunities and challenges facing America’s heartland, to be moderated by Joel Kotkin, Executive Director of the Center for Opportunity Urbanism.
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by Utah League of Cities and Towns
Dense is not necessarily desirable when it comes to planning a city. That’s the opinion of a man who is internationally recognized as an authority on economic, political and social trends…
In The Texas Way of Urbanism, COU investigates the economic and demographic growth of the ‘Texas Triangle’, formed by Dallas-Fort Worth at its northern point; Houston at its southeastern edge on the Gulf Coast; and Austin-San Antonio at its western tip in Central Texas.
In this video Joel Kotkin, Executive Director of the Houston-based Center for Opportunity Urbanism, and Richard Florida discuss the benefits of cities and suburbs, and what they can offer for the middle class and families.
In this video Joel Kotkin, Executive Director of the Houston-based Center for Opportunity Urbanism, discusses the demographic trends that put Texas at the forefront of urban growth and job opportunity.
By A. Barton Hinkle
The smoke from the dumpster fire of the 2016 presidential election has obscured many important issues, not least of them economic mobility. The difficulty of climbing the economic ladder may be overstated, but it also could be reduced …read more
By Laura Bliss — Joel Kotkin, the urban contrarian, talks about why the suburbs offer our best hope for stitching America back together….
In this report, The COU Standard of Living Index, Wendell Cox provides cost of living estimates for new entrants to metropolitan markets, including prospective home buyers as well as renters.
By Rick Harrison — Heavily subsidized renewables haven’t aged well or performed well, but they’ve taken a bite out of tax payers’ pockets. Harrison explores an approach to sustainable energy that is actually economically sustainable…
November 10, 2016 – COU’s Joel Kotkin unveils his research and identify areas of economic vitality as part of a statewide initiative.
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