An internationally recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends, Joel Kotkin is the author of “The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050.” The book, which explores how the nation will evolve in the next four decades, received rave reviews in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on National Public Radio.
Described by the New York Times as America’s “uber-geographer,” Mr. Kotkin has been one of the country’s most widely-published journalists over the past three decades. He writes the weekly New Geographer column for Forbes.com and his work regularly appears in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Politico, Foreign Policy and The Daily Beast. He is considered to be an expert on the evolution of cities, towns and rural areas, and writes about their problems, opportunities and futures.
Mr. Kotkin is a distinguished presidential fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University in Orange, California; a contributing editor to the City Journal in New York; a senior visiting fellow at the Civil Service College in Singapore, and a fellow at the National Chamber Foundation. He also serves as executive editor of the website newgeography.com.
Mr. Kotkin attended the University of California, Berkeley.