Editorials: Wendell Cox

America’s Accessible Cities

Cities have been pivotal role to improved living standards, because of the opportunities they facilitate.

Boomers: Moving Further Out and Away

There have been frequent press reports that baby boomers, those born between 1945 and 1964, are abandoning the suburbs and moving "back" to the urban cores (

Urban Cores, Core Cities and Principal Cities

Many American cities, described commonly as urban cores, are functionally more suburban and exurban, based on urban form, density, and travel behavior characteristics.

Dispersing Millennials

The very centers of urban cores in many major metropolitan areas are experiencing a resurgence of residential development, including new construction in volumes not seen for decades.

Beijing Gigacity to Cover Area of Cambodia or Oklahoma

Today, there are about 30 megacities in the world, where more than 10 million residents live. The largest is Tokyo, at about 38 million.

New York, Legacy Cities Dominate Transit Urban Core Gains

Much attention has been given the increase in transit use in America.

The Long Term: Metro America Goes From 82% to 86% Suburban Since 1990

The major metropolitan areas of the United States experienced virtually all of their overall growth in suburban and exurban areas between 2000 and 2010.

China's Ascent in World Transport

After years of closing the gap with the United States, China  built enough freeways in 2013 to amass the greatest length of freeways in the  world.

Urban Core Jurisdictions: Similar in Label Only

The fortunes of U.S. core cities (municipalities) have varied greatly in the period of automobile domination that accelerated strongly at the end of World War II.