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In this policy brief, The COU Standard of Living Index, Wendell Cox provides cost of living estimates for new entrants to metropolitan markets, including prospective home buyers as well as renters.
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In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and the disastrous flooding, Houston has come under extreme scrutiny. Much of the current debate starts from a firm misunderstanding of the region’s realities.
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In this video Leo Linbeck III discusses the state of American governance and how to correct our problems.
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by Aaron M. Renn Texas cities are places many urbanists love to hate. I worked in Houston several years ago and it wasn’t my personal cup of tea. I much prefer living in a higher density, traditional urban pattern...
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by Utah League of Cities and Towns Dense is not necessarily desirable when it comes to planning a city. That’s the opinion of a man who is internationally recognized as an authority on economic, political and social trends...
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In The Texas Way of Urbanism, COU investigates the economic and demographic growth of the 'Texas Triangle', formed by Dallas-Fort Worth at its northern point; Houston at its southeastern edge on the Gulf Coast; and Austin-San Antonio at its western tip in Central Texas.
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In this video Joel Kotkin, Executive Director of the Houston-based Center for Opportunity Urbanism, and Richard Florida discuss the benefits of cities and suburbs, and what they can offer for the middle class and families.
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In this video Joel Kotkin, Executive Director of the Houston-based Center for Opportunity Urbanism, discusses the demographic trends that put Texas at the forefront of urban growth and job opportunity.
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In this report, The COU Standard of Living Index, Wendell Cox provides cost of living estimates for new entrants to metropolitan markets, including prospective home buyers as well as renters.
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By Joel Kotkin In this disgusting election, dominated by the personal and the petty, the importance of the nation’s economic geography has been widely ignored.
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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?
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- COU Standard of Living Index 2017 – 2nd Annual EditionNovember 27, 2017
- Hurricane Harvey WhitepaperOctober 1, 2017
- Suburbs & Exurbs Grab Nearly All Metropolitan GrowthDecember 12, 2017
- The Price of Texas Growth: Housing AffordabilityNovember 30, 2017
- Houston Housing Market 3rd Quarter 2017: Impact of Harvey Strongest in Resale MarketNovember 28, 2017
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