Editorials: Wendell Cox

The Evolving Urban Form: Suburbanizing Mexico

There is an increasing recognition – at least outside the academy, planning organization and urban core developer groups – that the spatial expansion of cities or suburbanization represents the evo

No Fundamental Shift to Transit: Not Even a Shift

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is out  with news of higher transit ridership.

Portland Light Rail Revolt Continues

In a hard fought election campaign, voters in the city of Tigard  appear to have narrowly enacted another barrier to light rail expansion in  suburban Portland.

The Evolving Urban Form: Greater New York Expands

The term “Greater New York” was applied, unofficially, to the 1898 consolidation that produced the present city of New York, which brought together the present five boroughs (counties).

Playing Musical Chairs With World Economies

The world’s largest economies seem engaged in something like the children’s game of “musical chairs.” For years, the United States has been the world’s largest national economy, though in recent de

Underemployment in America

The nation’s lackluster economic performance continues to be  a concern.

Urban Core Boomer Populations Drop 1 Million 2000-2010

This may be a surprising headline to readers of The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, which reported  virtually the opposite result in their August 19 editions.

Plan Bay Area: Telling People What to Do

The San Francisco area’s recently adopted Plan Bay Area may  set a new standard for urban planning excess.

Distortions and Reality about Income Mobility

A ground-breaking study of intergenerational income mobility  has the enemies of suburbia falling all over themselves to distort the  findings.

Detroit Bankruptcy: Missing The Point

Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman tells us that “sprawl killed Detroit” in his The New York Times column