Aaron Houck

Stories by Aaron Houck

Are other cities’ good ideas a threat to Charlotte’s future?

If “superstar” cities rationalize their land-use policies, what does it mean for the Charlotte region?


Streets of gold? Debunking American immigration myths

The 1986 animated film An American Tail celebrates America’s story of immigration in the late 1800s and early 1900s–using mice as stand-ins for the humans who came to these shores from Eastern and...



Is the Charlotte region a 'brain hub' like Raleigh-Durham?

The Charlotte region is a banking hub, an air travel hub, even a sports hub — but is it a “brain hub”?



Race, segregation and profit in the American housing market

Nearly 60 years after the major legislative victories of the Civil Rights Movement, two troubling patterns persist–one economic, one geographic.



Why not 1 billion Americans — or 3 million Charlotteans?

Quick–wherever you are, look at the people around you, or remember the last time you were in a group. Now imagine the group tripling in size. That’s the America Matthew Yglesias desires.