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Ask the Experts: Revitalizing California’s Business Climate.

Chapman University’s Vice President of Research Thomas Piechota hosted this month’s event, moderated by Dean Thomas Turk of the Argyros School of Business and Economics. Joel Kotkin, Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University and Marshall Toplansky, Clinical Assistant Professor of Management Science at Chapman University joined the discussion. Click here for more event information

Joel Kotkin interviewed by Walter Russell Mead.

Joel Kotkin joins Hudson Institute Distinguished Fellow Walter Russell Mead, to talk about building middle-class wealth and housing opportunities. This conversation is part of a series entitled, “The Future of the Middle Class” by Hudson Institute’s Center for the Future of Liberal Society.

Joel Kotkin joins Andrew Keen on “Keen On” Podcast.

On this episode, Joel Kotkin, Executive Director of Urban Reform Institute and author of The Coming of Neo-Feudalism: A Warning to the Global Middle Class, discusses how we can confront neo-feudalism today, in conversation with Andrew Keen on the Keen On podcast.

Joel Kotkin interviewed by Reason about California’s high speed rail project.

Former Gov. Jerry Brown was a steadfast supporter of the California’s bullet-train boondoggle… But in his first State of the State Address, current Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that he would scale back the project.

“He’s spit in Jerry Brown’s eye,” says Joel Kotkin, a fellow in urban studies at Chapman University.

Chapman University urban affairs professor Joel Kotkin discusses his new report on the Orange County economy — and it isn’t all pretty. Kotkin warns that high housing costs and a “brain drain” of young talent is imperiling OC’s economic future. He also says the county’s has failed to market itself effectively, in contrast to many of the areas it competes with for talent, including San Diego. But he also discusses areas in high tech, manufacturing and the arts where the county shines.

Joel Kotkin moderated the discussion on the topic of “Localism in America,” a new collection of essays from AEI and the Center for Opportunity for Urbanism highlighting ideas and proposals from writers of diverse ideological backgrounds about the promise and limits of taking on big challenges at the local level. The event was hosted by American Enterprise Institute.

Click here to read and/or download the full report (PDF opens in new tab or window)

Joel Kotkin narrates this report on the crisis of housing costs in California — and how skyrocketing housing costs imperil the future of the Golden State as millennials increasingly pursue the American Dream elsewhere.

Read the full report here

Joel Kotkin narrates this video from the Center for Opportunity Urbanism
In this video Kotkin explores America’s housing crisis – and how we can preserve the American dream and continue to promote upward mobility for all Americans.

Inside OC with Rick Reiff
Urbanologist Joel Kotkin of Chapman University discusses his recent OC Model report, with its warning signs for the Orange County economy.

McCloskey Speaker Series at the Aspen Institute
Joel Kotkin, Presidential Fellow of Urban Futures at Chapman University and Executive Director of the Center for Opportunity Urbanism, discusses his newest book, The Human City: Urbanism for the Rest of Us, which challenges the way we think about our cities.

Reason TV: California vs. the Suburbs
“If you really believe that suburbs are going to die, then let them die, and let the market address the situation” says Joel Kotkin, Chapman University professor and urban planning specialist. Watch this video to learn more about the ideology and outcomes of modern urban planning.

Reason TV: America in 40 Years
With so much bipartisan handwringing about everything from immigration to the environment, it seems like many are expecting America to collapse before 2050. Urban historian Joel Kotkin, offers a rare and optimistic take on America’s future.