A ‘diet’ to give California drivers indigestion

California's proposed “road diet” legislation aims to make congestion so terrible that people will be forced out of their cars and onto transit. It’s not planning for how to make the ways people live today more sustainable.

In Praise of Urban Sprawl

By Shlomo Angel Dense urban living discourages child rearing.…

How to Make Cities Livable Again

By Joel Kotkin — In his new book, The Human City, Daily Beast columnist Joel Kotkin looks at the ways cities succeed or fail...

FOCUS ON COST-EFFECTIVE GHG EMISSIONS: REPORT

By Wendell Cox... The Reason Foundation has published…

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?

Policing with Velvet Gloves

By Anne Snyder "We've got a lady that’s cut­ting her­self…

America’s Next Boom Towns

By Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill — Which cities have the best chance to prosper in the coming decade? The question is a complex one, and as the economy changes, so, too, will the best-positioned cities.

Urban Residents aren’t Abandoning Buses; Buses are Abandoning Them

By Daniel Hertz “Pity the poor city bus,” writes Jacob…

Our anemic suburbs: Every urban area needs its outskirts — and New York City’s are in trouble

By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — Little acknowledged in the discussion of New York’s “tale of two cities” is...