Aerial View of Detroit
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A Capital Improvement and Revitalization Idea for Detroit

By Pete Saunders You may have heard that Detroit is in the midst of a modest but enduring revival in and around its downtown. Residents and businesses are returning to the city...As a former Detroiter I'm excited to see the turnaround.
Bicyclists take a break below new buildings in Austin, Texas, on April 3, 2015. About 900,000 people live in Austin and the city expects that number to reach nearly 1.3 million by 2040. Austin and San Antonio are the twin anchors of a region that is experiencing the fastest growth in the United States. (Matthew Busch/Bloomberg)
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America's Next Great Metropolis Is Taking Shape In Texas

By Joel Kotkin The region around Texas Highway 35 is called the Hill Country — it also turns out to be a growth corridor that is expanding more rapidly than any in the nation.

The New War Between the States

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.

Urbanism, Texas Style

By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — It’s about economic opportunity—for all. Cities, noted René Descartes, should provide “an inventory of the possible”...

California’s Road to Leviathan: Joel Kotkin

By Joel Kotkin — At a time when technology and public opinion should be expanding the boundaries of innovation and...
Nashville Skyline
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Biggest Income Gains in U.S. Accrue to Suburban Cities

By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — After a long period of stagnation, last week’s announcement of the first substantial annual income gains since 2007...
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Suburbs (Continue to) Dominate Jobs and Job Growth

By Wendell Cox — Data released by the federal government last week provided additional evidence that the suburbs continue to dominate metropolitan growth...
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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...
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Serfs up with California's new feudalism

By Joel Kotkin... Is California the most conservative…
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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.