How Zoning Rules are Helping Houston Overtake Chicago as America’s 3rd-Largest City

By Mark Adams — As Chicago’s population shrinks, Houston is set to overtake the Windy City as...

Mass Transit Expansion Goes Off The Rails In Many U.S. Cities

By Joel Kotkin — Journalists in older cities like New York, Boston or San Francisco may see the role of rail transit as critical to a functioning modern city. Outside of a handful of cities, rail transit...

What Price Urban Density?

By Fanis Grammenos — We regularly hear the argument that living in a compact city is more affordable than living in one that is more spread out. But what does the data actually show about the cost of housing in compact cities, and the cost of transport in these dense places?

How Commuters Get Railroaded by Cities

By Joel Kotkin — With more than $10 billion already invested, and much more on the way, some now believe that Los Angeles and Southern California are on the way to becoming...

China’s Planned City Bubble Is About to Pop—and Even You’ll Feel It

By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — U.S. housing planners have long ignored the public’s desire for...

How California Could Have Avoided Its Epic Water Crisis

By Alex Manning — California's water crisis is the disaster everybody saw coming but nobody had the political will to stop: Joel Kotkin discusses the Golden State disaster...

Opportunity Urbanism: A Novel Idea For U.S. Cities

By Scott Beyer... As the U.S. grows more urban and diverse,…

How to Develop Detroit

By Rick Harrison — Detroit's downtown is gentrifying— or, to be more accurate, a very small portion...

Maximizing Opportunity Urbanism with Robin Hood Planning

By Tory Gattis — How enlightened planners can be champions...

Gattis: MetroRail – the good, the bad and the ugly

By Tory Gattis New rail lines show value but also gaps in…