Joel Kotkin consults with the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute on demographics. Described by the New York Times as “America’s uber-geographer,” Mr. Kotkin is an internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends. Mr. Kotkin is the Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University in Orange, California and Executive Director of the Houston-based Center for Opportunity Urbanism. He is Executive Editor of the widely read website www.newgeography.com and writes the weekly “New Geographer” column for Forbes.com. His most recent book is THE HUMAN CITY: Urbanism for the Rest of Us.