Joel Kotkin talks with Danielle Smith about the Rebellion of America’s New Underclass

By: Danielle Smith
On: Omny

Joel Kotkin talks with Danielle Smith about how many Americans are being permanently marginalized, and how this economic disparity for younger generations threatens instability, politically and otherwise. Read more

Counterpoint: Yes, the Twin Cities are Harmfully Segregated

By: Frederic W. (“Fritz”) Knaak
In: StarTribune

The June 23 commentary “This area’s been told for decades: Segregation won’t work” provides a compelling background leading up to the current unrest in Minneapolis. Yet its conclusions may lead us in the wrong direction in search of solutions. Read more

Reinventing ‘the Burbs’ with an Urban Twist

By: Haisten Willis
In: Washington Post

Mixed-use real estate, walkability and mass transit part of the new mix

The back-to-the-city narrative that took hold in the years after the Great Recession described a new generation — millennials — eschewing suburban life to ride public transit back into the urban core of America. Read more

Joel Kotkin on the Pandemic and its Riotous Aftermath

Host: Quillete

On: Podcast 95, with Toby Young

Joel Kotkin, executive director of the Urban Reform Institute and author of The Coming of Neo-Feudalism, talks to Toby Young about the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on American cities and the rioting that broke out following the death of George Floyd. Read more

Joel Kotkin Talks About Communities Hit Hardest by Effects of COVID-19

Host: The Hill

On: Rising, with Saagar Enjeti and Krystal Ball

Author Joel Kotkin on Wednesday said that urban communities and young people are being hit hardest by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and will have a tougher time recovering.
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Joel Kotkin talks with Dan Proft about Neo-Feudalism

By: Dan Proft
On: Omny

Joel Kotkin talks with Dan Proft about his just released book, The Coming of Neo Feudalism: A Warning to the Global Middle Class and how the coronavirus is accelerating the shift to a new feudalism. Read more

Joel Kotkin Talks About the Future of the Working Class

Host: The Hill

On: Rising, with Saagar Enjeti and Krystal Ball

Chapman University’s Joel Kotkin joins Saagar Enjeti and Krystal Ball on Rising, to talk about his new book, ‘The Coming of Neo-feudalism.’

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Joel Kotkin Talks About COVID-19 Impacts on Work and Life

Host: Paul Orgel

On: Washington Journal, C-Span

Chapman University’s Joel Kotkin on C-Span, talking about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on urban centers in the United States.

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Coronavirus Will Reshape Our Cities — We Just Don’t Know How Yet

By: Michael Safi
In: The Guardian

Few residents of the world’s great metropolises would have thought much about plagues before this year. Outside China and east Asia – made vigilant by swine flu and Sars – the trauma of pandemics such as Spanish flu or typhoid has largely faded from popular memory. But our cities remember….

But the rebound might not be strongest in the cities that currently have superstar status. People were already leaving the cores of metropolises such as New York and Paris before Covid struck, says Joel Kotkin, a fellow in urban studies at Chapman University in California. Read more

Certain Trends are Already Emerging to Reveal How Coronavirus Will Change Where We want to Live

Appearing in: MarketWatch
By: Jessica Wakeman

Answering the question “Where do you want to live?” has always been a complicated calculation, taking into account everything from job opportunities to cost of living to climate to proximity to family and friends. Nowadays there’s something new to factor in: how COVID-19 may change how — and where — we want to live.

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