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An ambitious project Mayor Annise Parker calls "one of the most exciting things I've had the opportunity to work on as mayor" took a major step forward this week.
16 hours ago   Houston Chronicle
A feature in the Houston Chronicle explores the economic segregation of Houston along the axis of Main Street—with low income neighborhoods like Independence Heights to the north and affluent neighborhoods like Old Braeswood to the south.
Jul 10, 2015   Houston Chronicle
If a controversial fee fails the scrutiny of the state's courts, roads around the city will suffer the consequences.
Jun 26, 2015   Houston Chronicle
Houston's status as one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country has not gone unnoticed by the healthcare industry.
Jun 24, 2015   Houston Chronicle
For decades, Houston has experienced car-oriented development, giving little attention to other forms of transportation. In recent years, however, rapid population growth and increase in traffic congestion has the city revisiting alternate options
Jun 23, 2015   Doggerel
After a $2.3 billion widening project, traffic once again chokes the Katy Freeway's 23 lanes. For road spending critics who are also taxpayers, this I-told-you-so moment is bittersweet.
Jun 5, 2015   Streetsblog Network
Today's a big day in Houston: two new light rail lines will now supplement the success of the city's Red Line. Meet the Green and Purple Lines, serving the East End and Southeast Houston.
May 23, 2015   Houston Public Media
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is currently planning a significant realignment of 1-45, which runs downtown. The plan could remove an elevated portion of the highway known as Pierce Elevated.
Apr 24, 2015   Houston Public Media
Operated by a pair of brothers, Finca Tres Robles is one of several Houston farms coaxing fresh produce from unused urban land. Increasingly, urban farmers compete with developers for space.
Mar 29, 2015   OffCite
Houston isn't freezing over. But, after decades of unbridled, un-zoned development, a new mayor, new planning director, and a raft of civic activists are promoting a general plan for the famously laissez-faire city.
Mar 20, 2015   The Architect's Newspaper
A new think tank to promote suburban growth has been established in Houston by arguably the media's highest-profile supporters of suburban growth.
Mar 5, 2015   Houston Chronicle