A Rebirth for Saint Louis? and When “Smart Growth” Isn’t
Saint Louis has been buffeted by some tough economic times over the past few years, but internationally known demographer and area resident Wendell Cox says better times may be on the way. The lack of excessive planning and regulation has kept housing affordable in Saint Louis, and that, Cox says, may trigger the area’s rebirth.
When it comes to housing, Saint Louis is one of the most affordable areas in the country. And that, says demographer and economist Wendell Cox, is why Saint Louis is poised to recover its competitiveness…as long as area planners stay away from so-called “smart growth” policies and too much regulation.
Housing Affordability: The Saint Louis Competitive Advantage (Full Policy Study)