Building the New America: Report on trends shaping the migration of people and jobs

Report: Building the New America

How do we build a new urban model for America — one that is better aligned with the aspirations of most Americans? This newly released report examines the housing trends that are driving today's migration of people and jobs.
Houston tackles middle land use reform to increase the housing supply

Missing Middle Land Use Reform in Houston

Houston tackles missing-middle housing with major land use reform such as reducing minimum lot sizes; small lot single-family zoning is something that has proven to increase housing supply.
Los Colimas area and exurbs beyond Irving, Texas

Strong Towns is a Weird Urbanist Cult

Strong Towns is a weird urbanist cult that can’t produce hard numbers to back up their assertions suburbia is financially unsustainable (how many suburban municipality bankruptcies have you heard of?).
Housing and school choice

Building the New America: Texas’ Winning Approach to Housing Supply

Texas, renowned for its vast landscapes and independent spirit, has adopted a unique approach to housing development and affordability that sets it apart from many other states.
Suburban neighborhoods

Urban Sprawl, the Environmentally Friendly Answer to Expensive Housing

Where governments have embraced such things as “urban growth boundaries” and greenbelts that restrict new housing on the fringe, expensive housing is the result.

Demographia United States Housing Affordability – 2023 Edition Released

Demographia United States Housing Affordability rates housing affordability using the median multiple, a measurement of income in relation to housing prices, or 174 major markets (metropolitan areas) for the third quarter of 2022.
Next Generation American Suburbs

The Future of Cities: Next Generation American Suburbs

Next generation suburbs can be designed to preserve the environment, and advantage that urban core cities could never achieve.
Utah and Salt Lake City Policy Innovations in Homelessness, Poverty and Health Care

The Future of Cities: Utah Policy Innovations in Homelessness, Poverty and Health

The proper size of government permeates public policy discussions about homelessness, poverty, and health care. The left and right debate varying degrees of government involvement, typically failing to act and often deteriorating into a state of policy paralysis.
The Future of Cities Series: A New Path for Black Urban Voters?

The Future of Cities: A New Path for Black Urban Voters?

For decades, a large majority of black Americans have aligned with the Democratic Party, but the modern-day Democratic Party's leftward shift may cause a reevaluation of that relationship. The welfare of black people has not been made better from their support of the Democratic Party.

The Future of Cities: False Dawn – The Future of Work and Cities After the Illusions of Globalization

The disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, the rise of remote work, and partial de-globalization have shattered neoliberal narratives about the future of work and cities. A consensus about what will replace it has yet to emerge.