Houston

On the heels of the #NoNewRoads campaign, new Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner gave a "rousing" speech calling for the state of Texas to change its thinking about highway widening projects.
Feb 2, 2016   Streetsblog USA
Maps showing the concentration of medical facilities in Houston, shows a greater density in higher-income areas.
Feb 1, 2016   The Houston Chronicle
The price of oil has been on a steady decline since 2014, and the housing markets of oil industry towns are on their own, similar slide.
Jan 20, 2016   The Wall Street Journal
Following an "overnight" system redesign, Houston Metro ridership and frequency is up across the board. Its high frequency bus service now rivals that of peer cities on weekends.
Jan 2, 2016   LinkedIn
It was a big year for transit in Houston: two new light rail lines launched operation and the regional bus system got a makeover on the high frequency grid model. Ridership is also up.
Dec 30, 2015   Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
In a state famous for affordability, people are beginning to ask a question more commonly associated with San Francisco or New York: Is Houston becoming home only to the affluent and the elite?
Dec 30, 2015   Houston Chronicle
There's no doubt that cities provide important leadership on countless issues—here are eight new elected mayors tasked with providing the political leadership to make it possible.
Dec 29, 2015   Governing
The approval of the Plan Houston comprehensive plan was one of the biggest planning news stories of the year. A new podcast digs deeper into the significance and details of the new plan for the city of Houston.
Dec 14, 2015   Streetsblog USA
In a special "Energy for Tomorrow" report, The New York Times looks at "clean city rankings" of energy efficiency and land use. But ranking cities is no easy task—"winners on one list may appears as sinners on another."
Dec 10, 2015   The New York Times - Energy & Environment
The Neighborhood Centers non-profit operates a bus named for the Who song "Magic Bus" to fill the fundamental needs of low income residents of Houston: access to jobs, healthcare, markets, and home.
Dec 8, 2015   Houston Chronicle
Planning wonks might have felt all warm inside when they noticed zoning topics wedging their way into broader conversations about community affordability and equity. Bring it on. Finally.
Dec 8, 2015   PlaceShakers