Joel Kotkin

fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University

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Economist and political analyst; Urban Studies fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University and member of the Editorial Board of the Orange County Register, where he writes a weekly column; executive editor of NewGeography.com, a site about where we live and work, and contributor to Forbes; author of The City: A Global History, The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050, and The New Class Conflict former Irvine Fellow at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public-policy think-tank, and adjunct fellow with the Legatum Institute, based in London

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People have been fleeing cities for months, reports show.

With a pandemic and economic collapse, how to rethink cities and social systems?

People have been fleeing cities for months, reports show.

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The house with the picket fence is an American tradition, protected by law. But, as prices rise, homeowners are closing the door on the next generation.

The housing shortage, the presidential campaign and the NIMBYs

The house with the picket fence is an American tradition, protected by law. But, as prices rise, homeowners are closing the door on the next generation.

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Breaking Point: Housing, density and the future of LA

Angelenos will vote next week on Measure S, which restricts development in the city for two years.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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