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.
How COVID Shifting Corporate Location Strategy

How COVID is Shifting Corporate Location Strategy with Jay Garner

In this episode of the Feudal Future podcast, Jay Garner join hosts Joel and Marshall to explore site selection and how COVID is shifting corporate location strategy.
Constructing an Urban BuildingMaxPixel

A Conservative Opening on Urban Policy Reform

by Charles Blain — As riots and Covid-related economic problems have afflicted America’s big cities, the Right has a rare opportunity to take up the mantle of urban reform.
How Covid is Shaping The Office Of The Future With Gensler's Kirstie Acevedo & Jim Young

How COVID is Shaping the Office of the Future with Gensler’s Kirstie Acevedo and Jim Young

In this episode of the Feudal Future podcast, Jim Young & Kirstie Acevedo of Gensler join hosts Joel and Marshall to talk about the workspace experiment, and how COVID is shaping the office of the future.
American Gothic, a painting by Grant WoodPublic Domain

How the Virus is Pushing America Toward a Better Future

by Joel Kotkin — Pessimism is the mood of the day, but the virus could push America to a better future, rebuilding a more resilient economy and society, one structured around the people here more than on global capital flows.
Feudal Future Podcast, hosted by Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky

Environmental Dogma & Destruction: How California’s Climate Policies Hurt the Middle Class

In the fourth episode of the Feudal Future podcast, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky interview Jennifer Hernandez, a partner with Holland & Knight Law Firm in its California offices. Her firm is one of the most prominent in the world of environmental regulations, including California environmental law.
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.
Seattle traffic congestion seen from Rizal Park

Is Traffic Congestion a Con?

Last month, INRIX issued a new report on urban traffic congestion worldwide, with new rankings for U.S. metro areas. Has expanding freeway capacity failed or were comparison metrics poorly chosen?

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.
Tory Gattis talks with KAS about Houston's pandemic response

Klineberg plugs Houspitality, HTX outbuilds NYC, escape from New York, and more

by Tory Gattis — if you're looking for something new to read during this lockdown, I wanted to suggest a new book from Rice's Stephen Klineberg: The Prophetic City - Houston on the Cusp of a Changing America, all about how we've evolved over recent decades through the lens of his annual Houston Area Survey. Houston Strategies and Houspitality get a mention!
I-45N junction with the 10Dhanix, used under CC 3.0 License

The City of Houston’s Problematic Requests for the I-45N Project

by Erik Slotboom — Within weeks or months of a record of decision on this 10 year plan — the I-45N project, CoH is abruptly changing its position and is requesting drastic changes that are harmful to mobility, safety, and aesthetics.