COU Reports
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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.
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How to Develop Detroit

By Rick Harrison — Detroit's downtown is gentrifying— or, to be more accurate, a very small portion...
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Maximizing Opportunity with Robin Hood Planning

By Tory Gattis — How enlightened planners can be champions...
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Gattis: MetroRail - the good, the bad and the ugly

By Tory Gattis New rail lines show value but also gaps in…
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California is so Over

By Joel Kotkin: California has met the future, and it really…
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Is Suburbia Crashing? Suburban Traffic Myths Refuted

By Fanis Grammenos and Tom Kerwin Traffic crashes are a cause…
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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,…
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Kotkin & Cox: Rise of the nation-states

BY JOEL KOTKIN and WENDELL COX... In this highly polarized…
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URBAN CORE MILLENNIALS? A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE

by Wendell Cox 03/06/2015 Yes, millennials are moving…