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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Is Suburbia Crashing? Suburban Traffic Myths Refuted

By Fanis Grammenos and Tom Kerwin Traffic crashes are a cause…
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THE EMERGING NEW ASPIRATIONAL SUBURB

by Aaron M. Renn Urban form in American cities is in…
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LOOKING BACK: THE IDEAL COMMUNIST CITY

by Alicia Kurimska Over time, suburbs have had many enemies,…
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AN ECONOMIC WIN-WIN FOR CALIFORNIA – LOWER THE COST OF LIVING

by Ed Ring 01/14/2015 A frequent and entirely valid point…
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AMERICA’S NEWEST HIPSTER HOT SPOT: THE SUBURBS?

by Joel Kotkin 10/09/2014... It’s an idea echoed everywhere…
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DON'T BOOST CITIES BY BASHING THE 'BURBS

by Joel Kotkin There is nothing like a trip to Washington,…
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RALEIGH: SUBURBANIZING THE CITY AND SUBURBS

by Wendell Cox 03/02/2011... New 2010 Census results indicate…