COU Reports

COU 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.
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Hurricane 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.

The Cities Where Your Salary Will Stretch The Furthest 2015

By Joel Kotkin — Average pay varies widely among U.S. cities, but those chasing work opportunities would do well to...

The Houses Americans Choose to Buy

By Wendell Cox The US preference for detached housing…
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China’s Planned City Bubble Is About to Pop—and Even You’ll Feel It

By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — U.S. housing planners have long ignored the public’s desire for...

How to Develop Detroit

By Rick Harrison — Detroit's downtown is gentrifying— or, to be more accurate, a very small portion...

Why Some Cities Are Better For Minorities Than Others

Jacksonville, Florida, wins the prize for best American…

The California Dream has Moved Away

By Wendell Cox Southern California faces a serious middle…
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Best Cities for Minorities

By Joel Kotkin & Wendell Cox Report on Best Cities for…
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Does Fast-Growing Houston Need A Master Plan?

By Scott Beyer Contributor It was only a matter of time.…
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Asian augmentation

By Joel Kotkin & Wendell Cox... California, our beautiful,…