Entries by Joseph Becsey

Our Town: Restoring Localism

In this report, COU addresses the question of how to meet society’s primary challenges. Is it most effective to try and solve our myriad problems from a central federal, state or regional authority, or from a more local one?

America’s Housing Crisis

Center for Opportunity Urbanism is a non-profit dedicated to preserving the American dream and promoting upward mobility for all Americans. This video from COU explores America’s housing crisis — focusing on the new generation.

Urban Future: The Revolt Against Central Planning

By Roger Weber — In Milton Keynes, perhaps the most radical of Britain’s post-Second World War “New Towns,” the battle over Brexit and the culture war that it represents is raging hard. There, the consequences of EU immigration policy, of planning instituted by national authority, and of the grassroots yearning to preserve local character have clashed…

In Praise of Urban Sprawl

By Shlomo Angel Dense urban living discourages child rearing. It is no surprise that there are 80,000 more dogs than children in San Francisco. Between 1840 and 1910, the population of Manhattan grew sevenfold, reaching a peak of 2.3 million in 1910. The average population density of its built-up areas tripled during this period. The […]