What will be the Future of Cities?

The Future of Cities

Whatever the future holds for humanity, it is likely to take place in an urban context. Yet, there are many, and sometimes divergent, urban futures. This book is being published as a series, with permission of the American Enterprise Institute. Please return weekly to read each chapter as it is published.

America’s Inner Cities Mirror Baltimore’s Woes

By Joel Kotkin... Amid all the happy talk about the revival…

California is so Over

By Joel Kotkin: California has met the future, and it really…

PIKETTY’S WEALTH DRIVEN INEQUALITY: VIRTUALLY ALL IN HOUSING?

By Wendell Cox — The Economist headline reads...
Reno Nevada, 1980's

THE CHANGING GEOGRAPHY OF EDUCATION, INCOME GROWTH AND POVERTY IN AMERICA

By Joel Kotkin — We often rate metropolitan areas for their performance over one year, five or at most 10, but...

California’s SOCIAL PRIORITIES

AUTHORS: David Friedman and Jennifer Hernandez are attorneys…

CORRUPT ILLINOIS: NOT A FEW BAD APPLES

by Steve Bartin 02/26/2015 Despite a huge advantage in…

Misunderstanding the millennials

BY JOEL KOTKIN The millennial generation has had much…

10 MOST AFFLUENT CITIES IN THE WORLD: MACAU AND HARTFORD TOP THE LIST

by Wendell Cox 02/21/2015 The United States and Europe…
Europe

EUROPE IS STILL A SECOND-RATE POWER

by Joel Kotkin 02/21/2015 In the years after the Cold War,…

50 YEARS OF US POVERTY: 1960 TO 2010

By Richard Morrill 02/19/2015 Although inequality is the current…