Hays County Courthouse - Historic District

A Summary of the Analysis and Motivators of Growth in the Austin – San Antonio Corridor

By John C. Beddow and James P. Lesage… Hays and Comal counties, part of Austin and San Antonio metro areas, are part and parcel of an emerging 80-mile long economic corridor between San Antonio and Austin, along the I-35.
San Antonio Riverwalk

San Antonio: Growth and Success in the Mexican-American Capital

By Scott Beyer...San Antonio consistently ranks among the nation’s leaders in population growth and job growth, experiencing the rapid urbanization once common among America’s legacy cities.
Kelly Field

Military Employment and Upward Mobility of Latinos in San Antonio

By Rogelio Sáenz... The long presence of military installations in San Antonio has been a key factor in offering upward mobility for Hispanics…
Austin Downtown July 4th

Opportunity Urbanism: The Tech Edition

By Ryan Streeter… Austin has been ranked the number one city for young entrepreneurs, small businesses, jobs, millennial homebuyers, singles, dog owners, and food trucks.
Houston City Park

Houston, City of Opportunity

By Anne Snyder...Creative friction – unchaperoned and unprescribed – is Houston’s secret sauce. Those lured to the city comment that, "the American Dream is still alive here."
Dowtown Dallas from Reunion Tower

The Dallas Way of Urban Growth

By Klaus Desmet and Cullum Clark... Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) has started the 21st century with a bang. Like the other major metro areas in Texas, the DFW area has grown far faster than most large U.S. cities...
Welcome to Texas road sign

The Texas Urban Model

By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox... The future of American cities can be summed up in five letters: Texas. The metropolitan areas of the Lone Star state are developing rapidly. These cities are offering residents a broad array of choices...

It Wasn’t Rural ‘Hicks’ Who Elected Trump: The Suburbs Were — And Will Remain — The Real Battleground

By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox COU investigates the surprising demographics behind Donald Trump’s surprising journey to the Oval Office. Read the story...
Salt Lake City skyline

What kind of city do residents want?

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...
Houston skyline at night

Houston’s changes, challenges, opportunities, and identity

By Tory Gattis Houston's changes during the past 30 years have created some challenges, but also is a driver of opportunities that other cities can learn from.