Visualizing Houston's Population Density

by Brian Shreckengast Population density may sound like the most mundane of metrics, a column heading in a city planner’s spreadsheet, but in cities across the U.S. it’s been a source of cultural controversy, guiding where people move and why.
Capitol Dome at dusk

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
Xi'an Demographics

Death Spiral Demographics: The Countries Shrinking The Fastest

by Joel Kotkin For most of recent history, the world has worried about the curse of overpopulation. But in many countries, the problem may soon be too few people, and of those, too many old ones.
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2010-2013 Small Area Data Shows Strong Suburban & Exurban Growth

By Wendell Cox... The latest Census Bureau data indicates that suburban and exurban areas represent the overwhelming share of growth in metropolitan areas…

Generation X's Moment Of Power Is Almost Here

By Joel Kotkin & Wendell Cox It certainly seems as if boomers are in charge in America now, but Generation X is poised to dominate the near future…

The Emergence of Texas Urbanism; The Triangle Takes Off

By Henry Cisneros... Today we see economic vitality most evident in the remarkable emergence of the “Texas Triangle” encompassing Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth, and Austin-San Antonio.

Texas-Style Urbanism Wooing Millions to Lone Star State

By Jennifer Goodman... Texas cities are attracting millions from around the U.S. and the world with the promise of decent-paying jobs, affordable homes and entrepreneurial opportunity.

How the Left and Right Can Learn to Love Localism: The Constitutional Cure for polarization

By Joel Kotkin... A return to more local control may be a cure for the growing polarization, as localism has fans on both the right and the left
Houston Map - 1873

Advancing the Texan City-Building Model

By Fanis Grammenos... Twice a migrant, my moves were propelled by a singular motivation: seeking opportunity to better my lot...
Hays County Courthouse - Historic District

A Summary of the Analysis and Motivators of Growth in the Austin - San Antonio Corridor

By John C. Beddow and James P. Lesage… Hays and Comal counties, part of Austin and San Antonio metro areas, are part and parcel of an emerging 80-mile long economic corridor between San Antonio and Austin, along the I-35.