Houston

May 17, 2016, 12pm PDT
Houston's Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, commissioned in 1926 and decommissioned in 2007, is now the city's hottest attraction.
Houston Chronicle
May 12, 2016, 9am PDT
While the Justice Department and North Carolina duke it out over proper access to bathrooms, many places, including the White House, have designed gender-neutral bathrooms that address many of the problems associated with sex-segregated bathrooms.
The New York Times
May 10, 2016, 12pm PDT
Houston, Texas, adopted its first general plan called Plan Houston late last year. Plan Houston covers everything from economic development to education to public health to arts and culture.
Next City
April 21, 2016, 5am PDT
The executive director of the Bayou Land Conservancy takes to the pages of the Houston Chronicle to describe the conservationist and landscape-focused efforts that can prevent floods like those that struck Houston this week.
Houston Chronicle
April 15, 2016, 8am PDT
The recent on-field success of the Houston Astros is matched by a wave of building in the neighborhood around their home ballpark. All of that means baseball fans might have a harder time finding a place to park this season.
Houston Chronicle
April 4, 2016, 12pm PDT
An editorial by the co-director of the Texas Low Incomes Housing Information Service argues the benefits of a proposed public and subsidized housing project in Houston.
Houston Chronicle
March 15, 2016, 5am PDT
Places Journal has launched a series titled "The Inequality Chronicles." Expect high-quality longform articles.
Places Journal
March 8, 2016, 12pm PST
A public-private partnership to build a large tollway south of Houston has taken important first steps. Construction will commence later this year.
Houston Chronicle
February 25, 2016, 12pm PST
The newly revealed Houston Bike Plan targets an estimated $300 million to $500 million in investments into the city's bike infrastructure.
OffCite
February 18, 2016, 6am PST
With a multitude of new high-end apartment complexes coming online, Houston residents are reaping the rewards of lowered rents as landlords struggle to fill vacancies due to a slowing oil economy.
Houston Chronicle
February 2, 2016, 11am PST
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.
Streetsblog USA
February 1, 2016, 9am PST
Maps showing the concentration of medical facilities in Houston, shows a greater density in higher-income areas.
The Houston Chronicle
January 20, 2016, 9am PST
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.
The Wall Street Journal
January 2, 2016, 7am PST
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.
LinkedIn
December 30, 2015, 9am PST
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.
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
December 30, 2015, 7am PST
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?
Houston Chronicle
December 29, 2015, 11am PST
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.
Governing
December 14, 2015, 2pm PST
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.
Streetsblog USA
December 10, 2015, 6am PST
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."
The New York Times - Energy & Environment
December 8, 2015, 1pm PST
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.
Houston Chronicle