Understanding our world is a site devoted to analyzing and discussing the places where we live and work.

It features research and commentary on economic development, politics, demographics, and the economy. Operated by Praxis Strategy Group in partnership with Joel Kotkin and founded in 2008, the site has become a resource for local leaders, policymakers, and community analysts in the U.S. and across the globe.

New Geography wants to know not only what is happening, but also how you, your company, and your community can best adapt to rapidly changing conditions. welcomes your writing, your thoughts on the site, and your insights on economic development, metropolitan demographics, and community leadership.