Editorials: Wendell Cox

Traffic Congestion in the World: 10 Worst and Best Cities

The continuing improvement in international traffic congestion data makes comparisons between different cities globally far easier.

Beyond Polycentricity: 2000s Job Growth (Continues to) Follow Population

The United States lost jobs between 2000 and 2010, the first loss between census years that has been recorded in the nation's history.

New Commuting Data Shows Gain by Individual Modes

The newly released American Community Survey data for 2013 indicates little change in commuting patterns since 2010, a result that is to be expected in a period as short as three years.

America's Densest Cities

There is a general perception that the densest US cities are in the Northeast, where downtowns tend to be bigger and inner city densities are higher.

New Climate Report Misses Point on US Cities

The doubtful claim that low density US cities impose a cost to the economy of $400 billion is countered by their being the most affluent in the world.

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.