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Good news if you’re in a NIMBYish mood of late: A new study from Chapman University in Orange County gives you the anti-Manhattanization rationale you’ve been waiting for. In “Building Cities For People,” author Joel Kotkin, a former San Franciscan turned urban studies fellow at Chapman, argues that increasing building density actually makes the housing crisis worse, and also makes San Francisco less likely to attract and retain anyone except the super-rich.
Joel recently appeared on KABC radio to talk about the current situation in Los Angeles and its prospects for the future. Download the attached audio file to listen.
Joel recently appeared on the Rod Arquette show in Salt Lake City to talk about the implications of the recent climate talks in Paris. Download the attached .mp3 to listen.
Listen in as Joel talks with Ray Dunaway of CBS Connecticut Radio about the implications of energy policy and its economic impacts on the upcoming elections. Listen below:
What are the biggest challenges faced by cities experiencing rapid population growth?
Infrastructure, usually roads and bridges. Also, how to build a good mix of housing types and price points. Usually, rapidly growing cities try to address this - and that's one reason they are growing!
Here's a short video produced by the Documentary Foundation featuring Joel discussing the importance of civic engagement to U.S. success. Watch the video below:
Joel was recently interviewed by TribLIVE regarding the downsizing of the American dream. Click below to read the interview.
The picture he paints looks like an exaggerated version of California, with its high levels of economic inequality and poverty, its cultural segregation of affluent non-immigrants and low-skill immigrants, its lavish public pensions and its aggressive economic regulation in disregard of economic cost. For details, see the writings of California-based Joel Kotkin.
Joel recently appeared on KABC Radio in Los Angeles to discuss poverty in California and the public policies aiming to address it. Download the attached mp3 to listen.
Just as conservatives who [hanker] for a return to the '50s are sure to be disappointed, urban advocates who suggest a "return to the city" for middle-class families will be as well.
...demographer Joel Kotkin wrote, “California is a great state in which to be rich,” but he added that affluence in California “co-exists alongside unconscionable poverty.” He pointed out that in the Golden State, the poverty rate for Latinos is 33.7 percent and for African Americans, 30 percent. Both those percentages are well above national averages.
A recent study shows just how opportunity is improving in Virginia for diverse groups. The Center for Opportunity Urbanism surveyed 52 cities and ranked people of African American, Asian and Hispanic descent in such categories as income, homeownership and population and income growth.
Joel recently appeared on KABC's McIntyre in the Morning to talk about the Latino population in California and its prospects for the future. Listen by downloading the 7 minute podcast below.
Jacksonville, Florida, wins the prize for best American city – for Latinos. A study by the Center for Opportunity Urbanism determined which U.S. cities are most welcoming to minorities. It considered affordable housing, median household incomes, self-employment rates and population growth. Joel Kotkin, executive director of the Center for Opportunity Urbanism, discusses the study findings with Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd.
Urban-studies scholar Joel Kotkin points out that the nation needs manufacturing to balance the “ephemeral economy” of technology and information. This is where reindustrialization comes in.
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