Wendell Cox is a leading proponent of adopting land use and transport policies based on their effectiveness in improving standards of living and alleviating poverty. He is principal of Demographia (Wendell Cox Consultancy) in the St. Louis metropolitan area. He specializes in urban policy, transport, and demographics and is author of “Demographia World Urban Areas” and co-author of the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey. He is also author of “Toward More Prosperous Cities,” a framing essay on urban areas, urban planning, urban transport, and sustainability.
He has lectured widely and has consulted for public authorities and private companies in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand and for public policy organizations. He has served as visiting professor at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (a national university) in Paris, in transport and demographics.
He is contributing editor of newgeography.com, for which he writes a regular column. This includes “The Evolving Urban Form” series, which analyzes demographic trends in world urban areas.