New Geography

A recent post identifies a sweet spot in the urban market: affordable cities like Cincinnati and others in the Rust Belt that provide an attractive alternative to more expensive, if more famous, cities on the coasts.
Nov 1, 2014   New Geography
Aaron M. Renn says that Nashville has very few significant assets in comparison with other Midwestern cities, but it appears to poised for significant growth. What's happening in Nashville?
Mar 5, 2011   New Geography
Joel Kotkin describes recent trends that he says may surprise city planners who have long pursued policies to attract college-educated citizens to their cities.
Feb 23, 2011   New Geography
Using the example of the failed regeneration of Green Bay's downtown led by Victor Gruen, Della Rucker argues that disregarding input from the public can have devastating repercussions.
Feb 14, 2011   New Geography
That's what Richard Reep proposes in this article looking at reuse options for vacant retail properties from strip malls to megamalls.
Feb 1, 2011   New Geography
Wendell Cox looks at which U.S. cities saw the greatest gains (and losses) to per capita income from 2000 to 2010.
Jan 28, 2011   New Geography
Joel Kotkin argues that most U.S. cities that were struggling in the '60s and '70s have forged a comeback and should no longer need the sort of redevelopment and federal attention they've been given.
Jan 21, 2011   New Geography
Rick Harrison believes that city planning has turned into a faith-based series of architectural commandments that demonize the suburbs and cast out naysayers.
Jan 5, 2011   New Geography
Owen McShane argues the newly consolidated Auckland Region government is turning to rail transit initiatives without any evidence that such projects actually work.
Dec 6, 2010   New Geography
The urbanization of China and the growth of new labor-rich cities is only just beginning, according to this piece from Dan Steinbock.
Dec 4, 2010   New Geography
Joel Kotkin puts forward the premise that smaller urban regions are more nimble than big cities. Kotkin dubs these smaller cities like Austin, Columbus and Raleigh-Durham "efficient cities."
Nov 27, 2010   New Geography