Joel Kotkin Interview with KFI on Climate Change in California

By: Home Station KFI AM640
On: John and Ken

Joel Kotkin talks with John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou about climate change in California and how the state’s efforts to combat climate are working. Read more

Joel Kotkin Interview with Larry Elder

By: Home Station KRLA 870AM
On: Larry Elder Show

Joel Kotkin talks with Larry Elder about the California ballot initiative to split California into three different states.

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Joel Kotkin Talks About California’s Housing Crisis on Radio Real Estate

By: Radio Real Estate
On: Mark Schneidman

Joel Kotkin talks with Mark Schneidman about The Housing Crisis in California and how it affects the overall economic outlook for the state: Read more

Beyond H2Q-Amania: Why the Rise of the Rest Bodes Well for the Midwest

By: Builder Online

Perhaps, no two four-letter words matter more to people whose livelihoods revolve around building homes for other people to live in and prosper.

Which two four-letter words come to mind? [It’s forgiveness Friday, so there are no wrong answers.]

Jobs is one. Dirt is the other. Read more

To Boost Springfield Economy, Attract These 3 Groups

By: News-Leader

When an expert on economic trends visited our community recently, he had some good news for business leaders: Springfield has a chance to win big in the future.

That expert, Joel Kotkin, said trends show older millennials Read more

Joel Kotkin on McIntyre Show May 21, 2018

By: KABC AM790 Los Angeles and OC
On: Doug McIntyre Show

Joel Kotkin talks with McIntryre about the electoral impact of the suburban voter, especially in California.

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There’s a Baby Bust in CA, and it’s Hurting the Economy

By: 89.3 KPCC

On: Take Two, hosted by A. Martínez

Having a baby just isn’t a priority for a lot of Southern Californians right now, and baby, that’s a problem.

The state has hit a record low birth rate that’s even lower than during the Great Depression. Read more

Joel Kotkin Interview on KRLD Radio

By: KRLD Radio
On: News Radio 1080

There is no better place than north Texas to find jobs anywhere in the country.  This is according to a new study from Forbes. Joel Kotkin, a Forbes contributor, joined 1080 KRLD to talk about the study on Tuesday.

KRLD’s David Rancken asked him, “Why are Dallas, Plano and Irving at the top of the list?”



Purpose, order, nature as organizing principles of humanized cities

This article first appeared at Saudi Gazette

Day three of the Humanizing Saudi Cities conference in Madinah took a distinctly philosophical turn and focused on the principles that both have been and should be applied to city planning. The apparent gulf that opened between what planners think citizens should have and what the citizens want, even if they are unable to vocalize it, is considerable. However, speakers argued, planners are beginning to appreciate and understand how people work and live in cities and positive changes are taking place.

The principles of the beneficial effect of greening cities has been long known, said Joel Kotkin, author of ‘The Human City; Urbanism for the Rest of Us’. Quoting Aristotle he identified what he believed was the starting point for planning; “A city comes into being for the sake of life; it exists for the sake of living well.” Read more

Joel Kotkin Interview on PRX Radio

By: Public Radio Exchange (PRX)
On: Guy Rathbun

A Dystopian Future
Urban studies professor Joel Kotkin is not convinced that the frenzy for redesigning cities is good for everyone. In fact, he writes in his book, The Human City: Urbanism for the Rest of Us, that the designers do not consider the needs and desires of the vast majority of people.

Joel Kotkin is a fellow in urban studies at Chapman University in Orange, California. He writes about demographic, social, and economic trends in the U.S. and internationally.

David Brooks of the New York Times tagged Kotkin with the title “America’s uber-geographer”.