suburban housing growth

Why the 2020 Election Will Be Decided in Suburbia

by Joel Kotkin — American politics is increasingly about dueling geographies. Today's Democrats base is mostly urban, while the Republican base is rural and exurban—but suburbia will decide the 2020 election.
Making Sense of Urban Density, Death Rates & Dispersion

Making Sense of Urban Density, Death Rates & Dispersion with Wendell Cox

In this episode of the Feudal Future podcast, urban policy expert and noted demographer Wendell Cox joins hosts Joel and Marshall for a conversation on the COVID-19 pandemic, death rates, and public policy.
Southern Manhattan at twilight

The Twilight of Great American Cities is Here. Can We Stop It?

The dreadful death of George Floyd lit a fire that threatens to burn down America’s cities. Already losing population before the pandemic, our major urban centers have provided ideal kindling for conflagration with massive unemployment, closed businesses and already rising crime rates.
Combined Statistical Areas of the US and Puerto Rico

Combined Statistical Areas: Ready for the Dispersion Demand

by Wendell Cox — The years to come seem likely to see America’s historic population dispersion continue or accelerate, as pandemic and lockdown worries have severely reduced the attractiveness of dense urban cores.
Why environmental alarmism hurts us all

Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All With Mike Shellenberger

On the 7th Feudal Future episode, Mike Shellenberger joins hosts Marshall Toplansky & Joel Kotkin to talk about how environmentalism and housing policies are mismanaged.
Dilworth, a suburb of Charlotte, NC

Social Bonds are Fraying Fast in America’s Cities

by Samuel J. Abrams — The social fabric in our cities is not only rapidly breaking down, but the pandemic has also accelerated American’s interest in leaving cities for places where geography enables social bonds with others to be stronger.
Big Cities Debate on Munk Debates, with Joel Kotkin and Richard Florida

Big Cities: Joel Kotkin and Richard Florida Debate on Munk Debates

Does the COVID-19 pandemic spell the end of the big city boom? Listen to Joel Kotkin and Richard Florida debate on Munk Debates.
Why We Need Education & Life Skills for At-Risk Youth

GateWay Second Chance: Why We Need Education & Life Skills For At-Risk Youth

On the 5th Feudal Future episode, Nink Carter joins hosts Marshall Toplansky & Joel Kotkin to talk about education & life skills for at risk youth, and how his nonprofit organizations seek to make a difference.
Feudal Future Podcast, hosted by Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky

Rural-Urban Migration and Class Structure in China with Li Sun

In the third episode of the Feudal Future podcast, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky, interview guest Li Sun. Li is a consultant for the UN, the World Bank, the OECD, and the governments of the UK, the Netherlands, and China. Li's main areas of research interest are China’s urbanization and globalization, and she is the author of Rural-Urban Migration and Policy Intervention in China.

From Tragedy to Opportunity: We Could Live Better When Today’s Mayhem Ends

by Joel Kotkin — Beyond the depressing statistics, the deserted malls, the looted or abandoned Main Streets, lies the potential to use the pandemic to create the impetus for better, more sustainable and family-centric communities.