Failed residential development becomes modern ghost town
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Suburban and Urban Housing Cost Relationships

by Pete Saunders In the Chicago regional housing market — and many other metro areas, familiar post-recession issues persist -- depressed prices, numerous foreclosures, and a razor-thin inventory.
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Decentralize Government to Resolve Country's Divisions

by Joel Kotkin America is increasingly a nation haunted by fears of looming dictatorship. Whether under President Barack Obama’s “pen and phone” rule, or...Read more
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Joel Kotkin on the Middle Class

In this video Joel Kotkin, Executive Director of the Houston-based Center for Opportunity Urbanism, and Richard Florida discuss the benefits of cities and suburbs, and what they can offer for the middle class and families.
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Biggest Income Gains in U.S. Accrue to Suburban Cities

By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — After a long period of stagnation, last week’s announcement of the first substantial annual income gains since 2007...
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Suburbs (Continue to) Dominate Jobs and Job Growth

By Wendell Cox — Data released by the federal government last week provided additional evidence that the suburbs continue to dominate metropolitan growth...
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How to Make Cities Livable Again

By Joel Kotkin — In his new book, The Human City, Daily Beast columnist Joel Kotkin looks at the ways cities succeed or fail...
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Politics Move Left, Americans Move Right

By Joel Kotkin — In an election year in which the top likely candidates come from New York, big cities arguably dominate American politics more than at any time since New Deal.
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Our anemic suburbs: Every urban area needs its outskirts — and New York City’s are in trouble

By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — Little acknowledged in the discussion of New York’s “tale of two cities” is...
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The Remarkable Story of the County That Has Done the Most to Reduce Income Inequality in America

By Chris Peak — Indiana Officials didn't set out to close the wealth gap. But that's exactly what...

So Much For The Death Of Sprawl: America's Exurbs Are Booming

By Joel Kotkin — It’s time to put an end to the urban legend of the impending death of America’s suburbs. With the aging of millennials...