Newspaper Articles – Wendell Cox

Suburbs, Not Urban Areas, Drive Cities’ Growth

The massive exodus of people from rural areas to urban areas over the past 200 years has been called the “great urbanization.” For two centuries, people have been leaving rural areas to live in cit

Portland-Area Revolt Against Light Rail Continues

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

High-Speed Rail Decision Is Victory for Rule of Law

California Judge Michael Kenny has barred state bond funding for the California high-speed rail system, finding “the state’s High-Speed Rail Authority failed to follow voter-approved requirements d

Driving Alone Increases Its Domination of Commuting

New data from the American Community Survey make it possible to review the trend in mode of access to employment in the United States over the past five years.

‘Plan Bay Area’ an Authoritarian Intrusion Into Housing Decisions

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

Median House Size in U.S. Hits Record High

There have been numerous press reports about the expansion of micro housing, and expectations that Americans will be reducing the size of their houses.

U.S. Suburbs Approaching Jobs-Housing Balance

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‘Stop Portland Creep’ Resonates in City’s Suburbs

Election results from all three of Portland, Oregon's largest suburban counties indicate a reaction against what has been called "Portland Creep”—the expansion of the expansive light rail system wi

Census Figures Show Cities’ Fortunes Overhyped

The United States Census Bureau has released a report, Patterns of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Population Change: 2000 to 2010, on metropolitan area growth between 2000 and 2010.

Poverty Surges in Core Cities

Over the toughest economic decade since the Great Depression, the nation's core cities continued to gain more than their share of the below-poverty-line population in the 51 metropolitan areas with