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By Anne Snyder...Creative friction – unchaperoned and unprescribed – is Houston’s secret sauce. Those lured to the city comment that, "the American Dream is still alive here."
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By Klaus Desmet and Cullum Clark... Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) has started the 21st century with a bang. Like the other major metro areas in Texas, the DFW area has grown far faster than most large U.S. cities...
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By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox... The future of American cities can be summed up in five letters: Texas. The metropolitan areas of the Lone Star state are developing rapidly. These cities are offering residents a broad array of choices...
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By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox COU investigates the surprising demographics behind Donald Trump’s surprising journey to the Oval Office. Read the story...
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by Utah League of Cities and Towns Dense is not necessarily desirable when it comes to planning a city. That’s the opinion of a man who is internationally recognized as an authority on economic, political and social trends...
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By Tory Gattis Houston's changes during the past 30 years have created some challenges, but also is a driver of opportunities that other cities can learn from.
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By Joe Martin... Houston heralds its diversity and affordability as what makes the city great; at a Houston Business Journal event, urbanism experts discussed its best characteristics and how it can improve.
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By Wendell Cox — Rents have risen faster than incomes, but nothing compared to the increase in house prices. Clearly, house prices are too damn high. The huge increase in house prices between 1969 and 2015 is an anomaly that has become extreme.
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By Pete Saunders You may have heard that Detroit is in the midst of a modest but enduring revival in and around its downtown. Residents and businesses are returning to the city...As a former Detroiter I'm excited to see the turnaround.
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By Joel Kotkin The region around Texas Highway 35 is called the Hill Country — it also turns out to be a growth corridor that is expanding more rapidly than any in the nation.
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