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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PRAYING IN THE STREETS: RITUAL AS AN URBAN DESIGN PROBLEM

by Sarah Perry 02/07/2015 “he city as World icon is being…
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BUSES: RIDE THE FRIENDLY ROADS?

by Joseph Schwieterman 01/29/2015 Intercity bus companies…
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OBAMA PUSHES THE PACE OF POLICY

by Joel Kotkin 01/24/2015 With his recent series of executive…
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U.S. ECONOMY NEEDS HARDHATS NOT NERDS

by Joel Kotkin 01/25/2015 The blue team may have lost the…
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BICYCLES AND RACE IN PORTLAND

by Sean Benesh 01/22/2015 The flashpoint for the gentrification…
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THE INEVITABILITY OF TRADEOFFS, OR UNDERSTANDING NEW ENGLAND’S SKY HIGH ENERGY COSTS

by Aaron M. Renn 01/15/2015 People advance two main sorts…