Rural/Urban DivideSam Beebe, under CC 2.0 License

The New Geography of America, Post-Coronavirus

by Joel Kotkin — It is impossible to predict the impact of coronavirus beyond the immediate future, but it is not likely to be favorable for dense urbanity. A recent Harris poll suggested that nearly two in five urban residents are considering a move to a less crowded place.
Millennials, the screwed generation

The Coronavirus Means Millennials Are More Screwed Than Ever

by Joel Kotkin — In the nearly eight years since I first described millennials as “the screwed generation,” things have only worsened for those born between 1982 and 2000—and the coronavirus is now accelerating that slide.
"Taller than the trees", high rise buildings exemplify urban densitySean Pollock, via Unsplash

Towards a Better Urbanism

by Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplanksy — At a time when even the New York Times is noticing that density and transit pose serious health risks for any potential re-opening, urbanists attack their critics as “anti-urbanist” or “sprawl lovers” or “urban gadflies.”


Toward More Equitable Urban Growth ReportBeyond Gentrification: Towards Equitable Growth

This new report explores how unbalanced urban growth has exacerbated class divisions, particularly in the urban centers of our largest’s metropolitan areas.
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California Becoming More Feudal

Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky explore how California’s leaders can improve things for the next generation in California Becoming More Feudal, With Ultra-Rich Lording Over Declining Middle Class, a research brief from Chapman University’s Center for Demographics and Policy.
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