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by Joel Kotkin — When Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston, followed by a strong hurricane in Florida, much of the media response indicated that the severe weather was a sign of catastrophic climate change...
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by Wendell Cox — Yes, the Houston metropolitan area storm was so intense that no plan could have prevented the flooding devastation. Yet, through the years, Houston’s land use regulation has been roundly criticized...
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by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — The recent tragic events in Houston and across the Gulf Coast once again demonstrated the woeful inadequacy of our infrastructure. Hopefully, some good will come of Hurricane Harvey.
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In this report on the nation's infrastructure, Wendell Cox explores the best ways to address broad public concern about our flagging transportation infrastructure without increasing both the national debt and federal deficit.
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Hyperloop-One has a Q&A with Alan Berger and Joel Kotkin, co-authors of an upcoming book titled "Infinite Suburbia". This is the third in a series of conversations during Infrastructure Week.
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by Wendell Cox In a just released poll by the Bay Area Council a majority of respondents indicated an expectation that traffic congestion in the Bay Area (the San Jose-San Francisco combined statistical area) is likely to get worse.
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by John S. Niles Self-driving, automated cars are coming. There will be teething pains in many forms: some people will want highly automated vehicles while others will fear them.
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by Randal O'Toole With little fanfare, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released its fourth quarter 2016 ridership report last week. When ridership goes up, the group usually issues a big press release...
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by Joel Kotkin and Richard Florida Even setting the dysfunction of our national government, the fact is that no top-down, one-size-fits-all set of policies can address the very different conditions that prevail among communities.
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by Joel Kotkin California may never secede, or divide into different states, but it has effectively split into entities that could not be more different.
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