Joel Kotkin


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Described by the New York Times as “America’s uber-geographer,” Joel Kotkin is an internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends. His new book, THE HUMAN CITY: Urbanism for the Rest of Us, to be published by Agate in April, 2016.

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Economics Blunt A Blue Wave In 2018 Elections, But Danger Signs Mount For GOP

Karen Magnuson (L) and Karen Shaw celebrate after the announcement of the victory of Jason Crow, Democratic candidate for Colorado’s 6th congressional District, during the Colorado Democrats watch party in Denver, Colorado, on November 6, 2018.


All politics is local, Tip O’Neill observed, and despite the national battle between Donald Trump and the Democratic “resistance,” the mid-term elections...

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The City: A Global History

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The Next Hundred Million: A...

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The New Class Conflict

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The Human City: Urbanism fo...

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Tribes: How Race, Religion ...

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The New Geography: How the ...

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The Third Century

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California, Inc.

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can the cities be saved

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1997
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The New Feudalism: The Comi...

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“What makes cities great, and what leads to their gradual demise? As this book will argue, three critical factors have determined the overall health of cities— the sacredness of place, the ability to provide security and project power, and last, the animating role of commerce.”
Joel Kotkin, The City: A Global History

“Without the notion of sacred space, it is doubtful cities could ever have developed anywhere in the world.”
Joel Kotkin, The City: A Global History

“The global securities industry, for example, once overwhelmingly concentrated in the financial districts of London and New York, has gradually shifted an ever larger share of their operations to their respective suburban rings, other smaller cities, and overseas. The headquarters might remain in a midtown high-rise, but more and more the jobs are located elsewhere.”
Joel Kotkin, The City: A Global History



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