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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.
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Where governments have embraced such things as “urban growth boundaries” and greenbelts that restrict new housing on the fringe, expensive housing is the result.
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Wendell Cox — a founding fellow at the Urban Reform Institute and a principal of Demographia, an international public policy firm — pointed out that the pandemic and the accompanying surge in remote work have wreaked havoc on urban transit systems.
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The Western US has long been an innovator in developing the urban form, notably in the creation of suburbanized, multipolar cities. Yet now that model is showing strain, and there’s a fierce debate about how western cities should grow.
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by Tory Gattis — Houston's TIRZs (tax-increment reinvestment zones) may provide more opportunity for middle and working class families to find affordable housing than typical urban zoning practices.
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by Joel Kotkin — As the U.S. population increasingly moves to suburbia, these shifts in population are rewriting the present and future political map.
https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/los-colimas_and-beyond.jpg 675 1200 Wendell Cox /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Wendell Cox2022-04-12 16:53:252022-04-12 16:56:06Ultimate Agglomeration Diseconomy: The Standard of Living
Wendell Cox — It is hard to imagine a more destructive agglomeration effect than reducing the standard of living. Yet this is what the loss of housing affordability does.
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by Wendell Cox — Increased dispersion began before COVID, but accelerated in 2021 with what the Census Bureau characterized as “a shift from larger, more populous counties to medium and smaller ones.”
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by Tory Gattis — "Drivable urban" Houston has a lower cost of living than most major metros across the U.S., making a persuasive case for suburbia.
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by Tory Gattis — Lessons from history and from the success stories of the present point to clear priorities for cities to become today’s opportunity cities.
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by Tory Gattis — 'Sprawl is Good — The Environmental Case for Suburbia' makes a comprehensive case for why and how sprawl can be pro-environment and address climate change.