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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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By Laura Bliss — Joel Kotkin, the urban contrarian, talks about why the suburbs offer our best hope for stitching America back together....
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By Wendell Cox — Urban containment efforts, in the form of excessive land use regulation to stop development on the urban periphery a key to shortage of affordable housing.
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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...
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By Mark Adams — As Chicago’s population shrinks, Houston is set to overtake the Windy City as...
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By Joel Kotkin — Journalists in older cities like New York, Boston or San Francisco may see the role of rail transit as critical to a functioning modern city. Outside of a handful of cities, rail transit...
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By Fanis Grammenos — We regularly hear the argument that living in a compact city is more affordable than living in one that is more spread out. But what does the data actually show about the cost of housing in compact cities, and the cost of transport in these dense places?
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By Joel Kotkin — With more than $10 billion already invested, and much more on the way, some now believe that Los Angeles and Southern California are on the way to becoming...
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By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — U.S. housing planners have long ignored the public’s desire for...
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By Alex Manning — California's water crisis is the disaster everybody saw coming but nobody had the political will to stop: Joel Kotkin discusses the Golden State disaster...
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By Scott Beyer... As the U.S. grows more urban and diverse,…
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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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