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Joel Kotkin News Clips
Joel recently appeared on WGBH's Innovation Hub radio program to talk about the nations changing demographics. Listen below. From WGBH:
Joel recently appeared on Minnesota Public Radio's Daily Circuit with Kerri Miller to talk about policy innovation in cities and urban areas.
Joel Kotkin of Chapman University argues that opposition to de Blasio’s agenda will likely be minimal: “The realities of New York are that the city is only 40 percent white last I looked; it has high poverty rate, and exceptional inequality,” Kotkin wrote. In addition, “you replace working/middle class Italians and Jews for young, often single, hipsters. Notch another one for de Blasio.”
Joel recently talked with Doug McIntyre of KABC Los Angeles about metropolitan growth trends. Download the 6 minute interview below.
Joel recently talked with KUT News Radio in Austin, Texas about about America's emerging nations of growth, as discussed recently in Forbes Magazine. Follow the link below to listen to the 8 minute segment.
Kotkin and Cox placed Richmond among aspirational Southern cities that are modest in size, whose economic indicators (including job additions, per capita income and unemployment) point to growth, whose demographics (including in-migration and the movement of college-educated people and immigrants) are healthy, and whose quality of life (including traffic congestion and housing affordability and crowding) attracts newcomers and motivates residents to stay.
Joel appeared on CBC radio to discuss the middle class in cities. Download the podcast below. From CBC:
It can be hard to reconcile Saint John's industrial future with its residential one. And inner city density may not be the solution, according to Joel Kotkin, an urban researcher, writer, and speaker on urban futures.
Joel recently appeared on the Rod Arquette show in Utah to discuss the future prospects of America. Listen below; Joel's segment begins at 74:20.
But as urban development expert Joel Kotkin points out, these surveys of world class are skewed heavily towards compact cities in prosperous regions with very wealthy, stable populations, and while such cities "make ideal locales for groups like travelling corporate executives, academics and researchers targeted by such surveys", they are not reflective of the reality of most of the world’s cities.
as urbanist Joel Kotkin vividly describes, since the first cities arose in ancient Mesopotamia, one of the key roles of cities has been to stimulate business. Another role is to afford safety to its citizens. Malmö has great potential. But reduced crime and a better business climate are clearly needed for this potential to be fully realized.
— a child-free city is anathema to the city in history and its very health, say scholars Joel Kotkin and Ali Modarres.
“Ever since cities first emerged thousands of years ago, they have been places where families could congregate and flourish,” the pair note, writing in the current edition of City Journal, published by the Manhattan Institute.
"Author Joel Kotkin says cities shouldn't only be a playground for the young. He argues in a City Journal piece that in order for cities to continue to thrive economically and culturally, they must draw young families out of the suburbs and back to urban areas."
Joel appeared on MSNBC's NewsNation with Tamron Hall to discuss his latest piece in The Daily Beast.
Joel Kotkin, a U.S. urbanist with a soft spot for suburbia, didn’t deny that Walmart forces small businesses to close — he just wondered whether that was such a bad thing.
“Walmart shuttered a lot of those rural general stores, but they were charging a fortune, and they didn’t have the selection,” he said on the phone from his home in the San Fernando Valley.
“For a lot of people in smaller towns, having a Walmart was a big plus.
“If the people in this area are Walmart shoppers,” he said, referring to Kensington Market, “they’re working class, and the savings really matter to them.”
Kotkin says he understands why some people don't want to get married too early or have kids too soon. "But if you keep putting if off, it becomes harder and harder," he says. "If you have people working as free interns at age 28, you can't imagine those people are planning on getting married and have kids."
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