Dowtown Dallas from Reunion Tower

The Dallas Way of Urban Growth

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...
Town Square in Texas

Texas Way of Urbanism

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In The Texas Way of Urbanism, COU investigates the economic and demographic growth of the 'Texas Triangle', formed by Dallas-Fort Worth at its northern point; Houston at its southeastern edge on the Gulf Coast; and Austin-San Antonio at its western tip in Central Texas.
COU Reports

COU Standard of Living Index

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In this report, The COU Standard of Living Index, Wendell Cox provides cost of living estimates for new entrants to metropolitan markets, including prospective home buyers as well as renters.

Our Town: Restoring Localism

In this report, COU addresses the question of how to meet society’s primary challenges. Is it most effective to try and solve our myriad problems from a central federal, state or regional authority, or from a more local one?

The Cost of Not Housing: A New Report

By Joel Kotkin — This new report examines the economic impact of the lack of affordable housing...

America's Housing Crisis

Collaboration by: Joel Kotkin, Wendell Cox, Michael Lind, Morley…

Opportunity Urbanism

By Joel Kotkin... An emerging Paradigm for the 21st Century Read…

Opportunity Urbanism: Creating Cities for Upward Mobility

By Joel Kotkin... Over the past decade, we have witnessed…

Opportunity Urbanism - Policy Framework

By Tory Gattis... An Emerging Paradigm for the 21st Century. Opportunity…

Putting People First

By Wendell Cox An Alternative Perspective with an Evaluation…