Texas Monthly claims that Houston is now less affordable than New York City – but they’re ignoring what you get for the same cost. In NYC, you might get a cramped apartment with roommates vs. your own house in Houston.
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Houston’s METRO board is considering of doing away with transit fares, making buses and trains free for everyone. KPRC interviews Tory Gattis as they report on the story.
Transit agencies around the country, including in Houston, are considering whether to eliminate or reduce their transit fares. Tory Gattis from the Center for Opportunity Urbanism said he’s been encouraging METRO to take a fresh look at its fares.
Joel Kotkin’s new book—The Coming of Neo-Feudalism—explores how societies around the world are reverting to a neo-feudal model. We are seeing the return to hierarchy and class rule, enforced by tech oligarchs and a powerful Clerisy. Can we slow or prevent it?
by SMU Video — SMU-Cox Folsom Institute for Real Estate, the SMU Economics Center, and the Center for Opportunity Urbanism presented a lively discussion on Cities, Suburbs, and the New America, and Minorities, Immigrants, and Millennials in America’s Favorite Geography.
Reason interviews Joel Kotkin about California’s high speed rail project and current Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent announcement that he would scale back the project.
COU’s Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox discussed urban growth policy at a symposium on more equitable urban growth hosted by George W. Bush Presidential Center.
by Wendell Cox — The 15th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey covers 309 metropolitan housing markets (metropolitan areas) in eight countries, rating middle-income housing affordabiliyy.
Tory Gattis and Kim Cutler debate the key issue around affordable housing: should we build up (within city limits) or out (beyond existing urban lines)?
As leaders and policy makers address post-Harvey issues, we present the steps they can take to make Houston more resilient, while still allowing it to retain its character as a region of opportunity.
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