Walking is getting more dangerous in the United States. That's bad for our health and our economy.

August 2022

Some thoughts on student loan forgiveness, college rankings, and the fall of the humanities
Why Convenience, Not Affordability is the Ticket to Germany's 9-Euro Transit Experiment; New Reads on America's Housing Crisis, and Raleigh's…

June 2021

There are many more factors at play than unemployment benefits in the hiring crunch. Some of them are short-term. But some of them are here to stay.

May 2021

Charlotte, the Triangle, and the past and future of economic transformation in the Carolinas
Single-family zoning, "Mom and Pop" landlords and the American Dream

February 2021

Why rural places understand interconnectedness; we need better tech to target spending programs; and some new industry research
Right-sizing job creation investments; why talent, more than location, drives corporate decision-making; and some links on the minimum-wage debate and…

January 2021

Why Americans are moving less than ever; California city takes big step to improve housing choice; newly recharged optimism for electrical vehicles; and…
Why forces are aligning for transformative change in economic policy; let's ignore pundits' premature proclamations; and resisting the new Luddites.
Why some urban expressways are relics; gamers head back to the mall; and historic preservation hits the surburbs.

December 2020

US population grows at slowest rate since WWII; an idea for reviving trust and the arts and culture sector; and the persistence of the immigration and…