Author: jgose

Joe Gose is a free-lance writer and editor based in Kansas City, Missouri. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, and Barron’s.

Articles by jgose

  • Demographic Shifts Keeping Kansas City Suburbs and Urban Core Viable
    Published on February 02, 2018 in Market Trends
    Kansas City’s suburbs have fueled population growth in the metropolitan area over the last 70 years, a post–World War II pattern common across most large cities in the United States, and it does not appear that expansion is slowing anytime soon, even as parts of Kansas City’s urban core are also enjoying a resurgence, said panelists at a recent ULI event in Overland Park, Kansas.
  • Growth in E-commerce Driving Larger Warehouse Designs
    Published on January 11, 2018 in Planning & Design
    E-commerce’s explosive growth, an emphasis on speeding up supply chain fulfillment, and robust leasing demand among traditional warehouse users are dramatically influencing the industrial property market. Several quarters of healthy absorption and strong rent growth across most U.S. markets not only have turned the cavernous boxes into commercial real estate darlings, but also are driving a warehouse construction boom that is churning out larger buildings designed to enhance rapid delivery.
  • A Net-Zero, Manufactured-Housing Concept for the Low-Energy Future
    Published on September 15, 2017 in Market Trends
    With California’s net-zero-energy mandate on the horizon—requiring new homes to generate as much power as they consume—a team made up of KB Home, KTGY Architecture + Planning, and publisher Hanley Wood late last year provided a glimpse of what they thought a home of the future might look like.
  • Building Smarter Homes in Southern California
    Published on August 28, 2017 in Development
    Advances in technology and connectivity along with the identification of best practices by a collaboration of IT firms, homebuilders, and home product companies are delivering smart home platforms that are more user friendly than ever.
  • Drawing Business Travelers Back to Kansas City’s Airport
    Published on May 30, 2017 in Planning & Design
    If you have ever flown through Kansas City International Airport, you likely have noticed the three stand-alone horseshoe terminals—only two of which are active. Or the lack of food and beverage choices, restrooms, and other amenities near the gates compared with what is available at similar, modern airports.
  • Adding Green Space and Value in Houston’s Upper Kirby District
    Published on March 20, 2017 in Sustainability
    A $15 million redevelopment of Levy Park in Houston’s Upper Kirby District neighborhood southwest of downtown creates green space and placemaking for the growing city of Houston.
  • New Greenway Planned for Tulsa Aims to Tear Down City’s “Silos”
    Published on September 19, 2016 in Planning & Design
    A Gathering Place for Tulsa, under construction along the eastern bank of the Arkansas River two miles (3.2 km) south of downtown, is one of the biggest greenway projects under development from scratch in the United States.