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City Spotlight: Houston, Texas

Center for Opportunity Urbanism explores Houston, Texas to understand how it's enabling the American Dream for people of all backgrounds.

City Spotlight: Austin, Texas

Center for Opportunity Urbanism takes a look at Austin, Texas to understand why its attracting an emerging generation of people and businesses.
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Podcast: Restoring Social Capital with Localism

AEI’s Ryan Streeter welcomes Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) to deliver an address on the JEC's Social Capital Project. Joel Kotkin joins the panel conversation on how a federalist landscape could serve to expand innovation.
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City Spotlight: San Antonio, Texas

Center for Opportunity Urbanism takes a look at San Antonio, Texas to see why its quickly becoming a leading American city.

Who decides: Localism and Subsidiarity

In this video Leo Linbeck III discusses the state of American governance and how to correct our problems.
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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.

Joel Kotkin on Texas Demographics

In this video Joel Kotkin, Executive Director of the Houston-based Center for Opportunity Urbanism, discusses the demographic trends that put Texas at the forefront of urban growth and job opportunity.
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How California Could Have Avoided Its Epic Water Crisis

By Alex Manning — California's water crisis is the disaster everybody saw coming but nobody had the political will to stop: Joel Kotkin discusses the Golden State disaster...