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“Texas Keeps Getting Bigger” The New Metropolitan Area Estimates

By Wendell Cox — The United States Census Bureau has just released...

Mass Transit Expansion Goes Off The Rails In Many U.S. Cities

By Joel Kotkin — Journalists in older cities like New York, Boston or San Francisco may see the role of rail transit as critical to a functioning modern city. Outside of a handful of cities, rail transit...

What Price Urban Density?

By Fanis Grammenos — We regularly hear the argument that living in a compact city is more affordable than living in one that is more spread out. But what does the data actually show about the cost of housing in compact cities, and the cost of transport in these dense places?

America’s Housing Crisis

Collaboration by: Joel Kotkin, Wendell Cox, Michael Lind, Morley…

Serfs up with California’s new feudalism

By Joel Kotkin... Is California the most conservative…

Policing with Velvet Gloves

By Anne Snyder "We've got a lady that’s cut­ting her­self…

America’s Next Boom Towns

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.

The End of Localism

By Joel Kotkin... This could be how our experiment with grassroots…

Where American Families are Moving

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...

Urban Residents aren’t Abandoning Buses; Buses are Abandoning Them

By Daniel Hertz “Pity the poor city bus,” writes Jacob…