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Discussion Groups – The Shifts that Shape Our Cities, Demographic Trends

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

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Please join us for our first Discussion Group of the semester, “The Shifts that Shape Our Cities, Demographic Trends.” This program is the first of our Spring Discussion Groups series, “The Modern American City: Past, Present, and Future.”
Our Spring Discussion Groups Fellow, Patrick Tuohey, welcomes Wendell Cox as his special guest for this week. Wendell Cox is principal of Demographia (St. Louis, MO-IL). He was appointed to three terms on the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission and was appointed by Speaker Newt Gingrich to the Amtrak Reform Council. He is co-author of the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey and author of Demographia World Urban Areas. Cox is also a Senior Fellow at the Urban Reform Institute (Houston) and the Frontier Centre for Public Policy (Winnipeg).
This program is made possible through the generosity of Newman’s Own Foundation.

During the event, submit your questions for Mr. Cox to for the question-and-answer portion of the program.

This program is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

This special program will be live-streamed to the institute’s YouTube channel and to its website, Due to continuing concerns regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic, the program will only be available online. Follow the Dole Institute on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for updates regarding this and future programming.

Wendell Cox

Wendell Cox is principal of Demographia (St. Louis, MO-IL). He was appointed to three terms on the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, which was a predecessor to the Los Angeles County MTA. Speaker Newt Gingrich appointed him to the Amtrak Reform Council. He is co-author of the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey and author of Demographia World Urban Areas. He is a Senior Fellow at the Urban Reform Institute (Houston) and the Frontier Centre for Public Policy (Winnipeg) as well as a member of the Board of Advisors at the Center for Demographics and Policy at Chapman University. He served as a visiting professor of transport at the Conservatoire National Des Arts Et Metiers (a national university) in Paris. He earned a BA in Government from California State University, Los Angeles, and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Patrick Tuohey

Patrick Tuohey is the current Director of Policy for the Better Cities Project, which aims to deliver the best in public policy research from around the country to local leaders, communities, and voters. He is also a former Senior Fellow for Municipal Policy with the Show-Me Institute.

The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics is dedicated to promoting political and civic participation as well as civil discourse in a bipartisan, philosophically balanced manner. It is located on KU’s West Campus and houses the Dole Archive and Special Collections. Through its robust public programming, congressional archive, and museum, the Dole Institute strives to celebrate public service and the legacies of US Senators Bob Dole and Elizabeth Dole.


February 24
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

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