May 4, 2011, 6am PDT
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 3, 2011, 7am PDT
Joel Kotkin teamed up with Michael Shires to produce the annual Best Cities for Jobs list for <em>Forbes Magazine</em>.
April 25, 2011, 9am PDT
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.
April 11, 2011, 11am PDT
Citing a new report by INRIX, Wendell Cox claims that lost time due to congestion in the United States is approximately one-third that of lost time in Europe.
April 5, 2011, 1pm PDT
The slums of the world's megacities have been the subject of much admiration among urban thinkers recently. Joel Kotkin argues that adulation is misguided.
April 4, 2011, 12pm PDT
<em>Forbes</em> asked Joel Kotkin, Wendell Cox, and Erika Ozuna to examine entrepreneurial trends among immigrants in the nation's largest metropolitan areas. The results of their study are contained in this article.
March 5, 2011, 1pm PST
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?
February 23, 2011, 12pm PST
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.
February 14, 2011, 11am PST
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.
February 1, 2011, 7am PST
That's what Richard Reep proposes in this article looking at reuse options for vacant retail properties from strip malls to megamalls.
January 28, 2011, 6am PST
Wendell Cox looks at which U.S. cities saw the greatest gains (and losses) to per capita income from 2000 to 2010.
January 21, 2011, 11am PST
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.
January 5, 2011, 9am PST
Rick Harrison believes that city planning has turned into a faith-based series of architectural commandments that demonize the suburbs and cast out naysayers.
December 6, 2010, 8am PST
Owen McShane argues the newly consolidated Auckland Region government is turning to rail transit initiatives without any evidence that such projects actually work.
December 4, 2010, 5am PST
The urbanization of China and the growth of new labor-rich cities is only just beginning, according to this piece from Dan Steinbock.
November 27, 2010, 9am PST
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."
November 9, 2010, 10am PST
Joel Kotkin hypothesizes as to which cities will emerge from the recession stronger than ever.
November 5, 2010, 7am PDT
Wendell Cox believes so. In this article, he quantifies the effect of land use regulation on the cost of new home construction, which he says leads to
October 6, 2010, 2pm PDT
Wendell Cox questions the economic impact of the city's much-celebrated land use and transportation policies, which are intended to strengthen the urban core and discourage sprawl.
September 23, 2010, 11am PDT
Rick Harrison tells a parable of a small businessman who's auto shop is decimated when a traffic engineer decides to put a median on the adjoining road, eliminating left turns into his shop. Will light rail essentially do the same?