New Geography

As Houston, Dallas and other sun belt cities build out their light-rail systems, some are asking if the investment is worth it.
Oct 20, 2015   New Geography
The youth of America will ditch its cities in favor of the suburbs, according to this op-ed from Joel Kotkin.
Jul 27, 2011   New Geography
Calling California's attempts at environmental responsibility a "green jihad," Joel Kotkin argues that the state's "ideological extremism" has led to illogical economic and political decisions - similar to those made in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Jun 8, 2011   New Geography
A combination of favorable factors have made Orlando the site of a growing high-tech military research/simulation center. Pentagon spending already employs 9,000 more Floridians than the state's hallowed agriculture industry, writes Richard Reep.
Jun 5, 2011   New Geography
Richard Reep explains how developers, contractors, and even home-buyers in Florida contributed to the growth for growth's sake attitude which has left the Florida landscape littered with poorly built condos and plenty of lessons to be learned.
May 27, 2011   New Geography
Yes, people walk around more, less obesity, etc. But a report shows that city kids are less frequently allowed outside to play for safety concerns.
May 24, 2011   New Geography
Detroit should look to a neighbor in the north for advice on rebounding from industrial decline, according to this piece from <em>New Geography</em>, which argues that Winnipeg has already paved the way.
May 19, 2011   New Geography
Joel Kotkin says that despite the fashion for density among urban planners, the future relies on "dispersion" and focusing on developing small and mid-range cities.
May 8, 2011   New Geography
Megacities are quickly on the rise in China. But as this post from <em>New Geography</em> argues, they've managed to avoid problems currently faced by other megacities in developing nations.
May 4, 2011   New Geography
Joel Kotkin teamed up with Michael Shires to produce the annual Best Cities for Jobs list for <em>Forbes Magazine</em>.
May 3, 2011   New Geography
Intercity bus travel is the fastest growing mode of travel for the third year in a row. This piece from <em>New Geography</em> looks at why.
Apr 25, 2011   New Geography