http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/cou-living-standard.jpg 321 845 COU http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/COU_masthead.png COU2017-11-27 13:03:212017-11-27 13:04:25COU Standard of Living Index 2017 - 2nd Annual Edition
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.
http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/houston-suburb-flooded.jpg 800 1200 Wendell Cox and Tory Gattis http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/COU_masthead.png Wendell Cox and Tory Gattis2017-10-01 21:58:552017-11-12 10:52:51Hurricane Harvey Whitepaper
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.
http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Coral_Gables_street.jpg 659 1600 Wendell Cox http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/COU_masthead.png Wendell Cox2017-03-24 13:42:162017-03-24 13:45:59Flight From Urban Cores Accelerates: 2016 Metropolitan Area Estimates
by Wendell Cox The flight from the nation’s major metropolitan area core counties increased 60 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to just-released estimates from the US Census Bureau.
http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/generation-turns-socialist.jpg 499 800 Joel Kotkin http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/COU_masthead.png Joel Kotkin2017-02-20 12:55:172017-03-14 12:01:30The Screwed Generation Turns Socialist
by Joel Kotkin The Depression and WWII shaped the greatest generation, and postwar prosperity shaped the Baby Boomers. Millennials, battered by capitalism, move ever leftward.
http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/houston-density-sparefoot-houston-storage-units.jpg 19512 1002 Brian Shreckengast http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/COU_masthead.png Brian Shreckengast2017-02-16 12:05:512017-03-14 12:04:06Visualizing Houston's Population Density
by Brian Shreckengast Population density may sound like the most mundane of metrics, a column heading in a city planner’s spreadsheet, but in cities across the U.S. it’s been a source of cultural controversy, guiding where people move and why.
http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Capitol-Dome-at-dusk.jpg 903 1800 Joel Kotkin http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/COU_masthead.png Joel Kotkin2017-02-13 11:05:322017-03-14 12:06:35Decentralize Government to Resolve Country's Divisions
by Joel Kotkin America is increasingly a nation haunted by fears of looming dictatorship. Whether under President Barack Obama’s “pen and phone” rule, or...Read more
http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/xian-child.jpg 638 960 Joel Kotkin http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/COU_masthead.png Joel Kotkin2017-02-02 11:34:122017-03-14 12:08:36Death Spiral Demographics: The Countries Shrinking The Fastest
by Joel Kotkin For most of recent history, the world has worried about the curse of overpopulation. But in many countries, the problem may soon be too few people, and of those, too many old ones.
http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/satellite_newyorkcity.jpg 775 1750 Wendell Cox http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/COU_masthead.png Wendell Cox2017-01-06 13:51:452017-03-14 12:13:492010-2013 Small Area Data Shows Strong Suburban & Exurban Growth
By Wendell Cox... The latest Census Bureau data indicates that suburban and exurban areas represent the overwhelming share of growth in metropolitan areas…
http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/morris-ryan-mccarthy-house-republicans.jpg 848 1200 Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/COU_masthead.png Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox2016-12-28 16:42:382017-03-14 12:16:02Generation X's Moment Of Power Is Almost Here
By Joel Kotkin & Wendell Cox It certainly seems as if boomers are in charge in America now, but Generation X is poised to dominate the near future…
http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/ISS-36_Oblique_nighttime_image_of_the_four_largest_metropolitan_areas.jpg 847 1915 Henry Cisneros http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/COU_masthead.png Henry Cisneros2016-12-16 14:01:572017-03-14 12:18:01The Emergence of Texas Urbanism; The Triangle Takes Off
By Henry Cisneros... Today we see economic vitality most evident in the remarkable emergence of the “Texas Triangle” encompassing Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth, and Austin-San Antonio.
http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/dallas-downtown.jpg 472 876 Jennifer Goodman http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/COU_masthead.png Jennifer Goodman2016-12-11 01:08:102017-03-14 12:19:56Texas-Style Urbanism Wooing Millions to Lone Star State
By Jennifer Goodman... Texas cities are attracting millions from around the U.S. and the world with the promise of decent-paying jobs, affordable homes and entrepreneurial opportunity.
http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2016-electoral-map.png 551 1550 Joel Kotkin http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/COU_masthead.png Joel Kotkin2016-12-11 00:57:002017-03-14 12:23:23How the Left and Right Can Learn to Love Localism: The Constitutional Cure for polarization
By Joel Kotkin... A return to more local control may be a cure for the growing polarization, as localism has fans on both the right and the left
CONNECT WITH US
- 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
Center for Opportunity Urbanism
3900 Essex Lane, Suite 1200
Houston, Texas 77027
COU is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization that exists to promote approaches that enable cities to drive opportunity for the bulk of their citizens.