A Series of Essays on the Urban Future
The Future of Cities
The proper size of government permeates public policy discussions about homelessness, poverty, and health care. The left and right debate varying degrees of government involvement, typically failing to act and often deteriorating into a state of policy paralysis. The size of government matters, but so does the nature of what government does and, even more importantly, what people do.
This book is being published as a series, with permission of the American Enterprise Institute. Each week a new chapter will be published, with links to each chapter.
Click or tap a link below to read or download each chapter. (PDFs open in new tab or window)
Utah and Salt Lake City Policy Innovations in Homelessness, Poverty, and Health – Natalie Gochnour (new this week)
Natalie Gochnour serves as an associate dean at the David Eccles School of Business and director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah.
Read the Series:
Introduction: Welcome to the Urban Future – Joel Kotkin
I. The Big Picture for Global Geography
American Aspiration is Metropolitan – Ryan Streeter
The Urban Future: The Great Dispersion – Wendell Cox
The Future of the Big American City is Not Bright – Samuel J. Abrams
II. The Variety of Urban Experiences
The Future of Chinese Cities – Li Sun
Africa’s Urban Future – Hügo Krüger and Bheki Mahlobo
Recalibrating Expectations: Lessons from Youngstown, Ohio – Sherry Lee Linkon and John Russo
The Texas Triangle: An Emerging Metropolitan Model in the Lone Star State – J. H. Cullum Clark
The Evolution of New York City Politics – Harry Siegel
California’s Inland Empire: Harbinger of the New Multiracial Suburb – Celia López del Río and Karla López del Río
III. The Policy Agenda
Housing Unaffordability: How We Got There and What to Do About It – Tobias Peter and Edward J. Pinto
False Dawn: The Future of Work and Cities After the Illusions of Globalization – Michael Lind