High Speed Rail for Texas?
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Taxpayers Need Protection from Dallas-Houston High Speed Rail Bailout? New Report

by Wendell Cox The proposed privately financed high-speed rail line from Houston to Dallas is projected to have a revenue shortfall of $21.5 billion in its first 40 years...
Rochester, NY Skyline
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Best Cities for Middle-Income Households: The Demographia Housing Affordability Survey

by Wendell Cox The 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey measures middle-income housing affordability in 92 major housing markets...Read more
Dowtown Dallas from Reunion Tower
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The Dallas Way of Urban Growth

By Klaus Desmet and Cullum Clark... Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) has started the 21st century with a bang. Like the other major metro areas in Texas, the DFW area has grown far faster than most large U.S. cities...
Town Square in Texas
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Texas Way of Urbanism

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In The Texas Way of Urbanism, COU investigates the economic and demographic growth of the 'Texas Triangle', formed by Dallas-Fort Worth at its northern point; Houston at its southeastern edge on the Gulf Coast; and Austin-San Antonio at its western tip in Central Texas.
COU Reports
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COU Standard of Living Index

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In this report, 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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Our Town: Restoring Localism

In this report, COU addresses the question of how to meet society’s primary challenges. Is it most effective to try and solve our myriad problems from a central federal, state or regional authority, or from a more local one?
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The Cost of Not Housing: A New Report

By Joel Kotkin — This new report examines the economic impact of the lack of affordable housing...
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America's Housing Crisis

Collaboration by: Joel Kotkin, Wendell Cox, Michael Lind, Morley…

Opportunity Urbanism

By Joel Kotkin... An emerging Paradigm for the 21st Century Read…

Opportunity Urbanism: Creating Cities for Upward Mobility

By Joel Kotkin... Over the past decade, we have witnessed…