SMU, Dallas Hall

College Graduates Concentrated in Suburbs, Highest Educational Attainment in CBDS

by Wendell Cox — The nation’s high-density central business districts of the major metropolitan areas have the largest shares of adults over the age of 25 with bachelor’s degrees or higher, consistent with popular perception. However, such a small percentage of people live in central business districts, that most bachelors degree and higher adults live in the suburbs.
Schooling for Planning & Design

The Sad State of the University Degree for Planners & Designers

By Rick Harrison For the past four decades, technology has improved nearly all aspects of our life - except for the physical land development patterns of our cities.

Where American Families are Moving

By Joel Kotkin — Much is made, and rightfully so, about the future trends of America’s demographics, notably the rise of racial minorities and singles as a growing part of our population. Yet far less attention is paid to a factor...

Opportunity Urbanism: A Novel Idea For U.S. Cities

By Scott Beyer... As the U.S. grows more urban and diverse,…

Best Poverty Cure: Escape from Baltimore

By William McGurn — New evidence shows minorities now do better in the American South. Of all the “solutions” for post-riot Baltimore, the best poverty cure...

PIKETTY'S WEALTH DRIVEN INEQUALITY: VIRTUALLY ALL IN HOUSING?

By Wendell Cox — The Economist headline reads...
Reno Nevada, 1980's

California Dreamin' or California Nightmare?

The recent report on “California Social Priorities” --- released…

Golden Opportunity Lost -- Is Texas Doomed to Repeat California's Mistakes?

By Dr. David Friedman Center for Opportunity Urbanism Read…

Kotkin & Cox: Rise of the nation-states

BY JOEL KOTKIN and WENDELL COX... In this highly polarized…
Reno Nevada, 1980's

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...