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?”
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
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”.
This article by Rick Hampson first appeared at USA Today.
House, sweet house
If Whitman was the poet of the single-family house, its polemicist is Joel Kotkin, a former East Coast newspaperman who now lives and teaches college in suburban Southern California. Three years ago, he founded a Houston-based think tank, the Center for Opportunity Urbanism, to extol the low-regulation, low-tax school of real estate development. Read more
Excerpted from an article by Jeff Daniels that first appeared at CNBC
Californians may still love the beautiful weather and beaches, but more and more they are fed up with the high housing costs and taxes and deciding to flee to lower-cost states such as Nevada, Arizona and Texas.
“There’s nowhere in the United States that you can find better weather than here,” said Dave Senser, who lives on a fixed income near San Luis Obispo, California, and now plans to move to Las Vegas. “Rents here are crazy, if you can find a place, and they’re going to tax us to death. That’s what it feels like. At least in Nevada they don’t have a state income tax. And every little bit helps.” Read more
This article first appeared at: Roots Radio, WMOT
California’s lush coastline, balmy climate and post-World War II economic promise made it an easy sell as America’s middle class paradise in the 1950s.
“The California Dream of two or three generations ago was, `I’m going to move from a place that’s cold and flat to a place where there’s lots of opportunity,’” said Joel Kotkin, a presidential fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University in Orange. “’I’ll get a job in an aerospace factory, in an oil company. I’ll buy a house with a pool. I’ll die and go to heaven. And I’ll do it all in good weather.’” Read more
By: WVON 1690AM Chicago
On: Middays with Perri Small
Joel Kotkin talks with Ms. Perri Small on WVON radio, about the cities where African-Americans are doing best economically in 2018. Click the Play button below to listen (mp3 audio file); interview starts at 01:28.
By: KNRS Salt Lake City
On: Rod Arquette Show
Joel recently appeared on the Rod Arquette show in Salt Lake City to talk about where African Americans are doing best. Click the Play button below to listen (mp3 audio file) Joel’s segment starts at 1:42.