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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California is so Over

By Joel Kotkin: California has met the future, and it really…
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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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Does Fast-Growing Houston Need A Master Plan?

By Scott Beyer Contributor It was only a matter of time.…
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Asian augmentation

By Joel Kotkin & Wendell Cox... California, our beautiful,…
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HIGH DENSITY HOUSING'S BIGGEST MYTH

by Ross Elliott 03/07/2015 Advocates of higher density…
Reno Nevada, 1980's
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THE CHANGING GEOGRAPHY OF EDUCATION, INCOME GROWTH AND POVERTY IN AMERICA

By Joel Kotkin — We often rate metropolitan areas for their performance over one year, five or at most 10, but...
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URBAN CORE MILLENNIALS? A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE

by Wendell Cox 03/06/2015 Yes, millennials are moving…
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Misunderstanding the millennials

BY JOEL KOTKIN The millennial generation has had much…
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The three faces of populism

BY JOEL KOTKIN More than at any other time in recent memory,…