Millennials Search for Home...On Their Terms

How are millennials affecting the housing market? As millennials come of age and the older tier in particular begins to settle down, there are four key trends worth noting.
COU Reports

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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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
Kansas City Development Council

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Black Exodus: African-America Children to the Suburbs

By Wendell Cox — One of the most significant results of the 2010 census was the continuing shift of the African-American population...