For a city known for concrete and freeways, Houston has made great strides investing in parks and green spaces. With several new parks completed and in the works, and older ones being renovated, the transformation is garnering national attention.
May 6, 2013 Houston Chronicle
In order to facilitate the construction of more workforce housing, Houston is considering changing its development rules for the first time in 14 years. Will increasing density limits in the "doughnut" beyond Loop 610 help bring down prices?
Apr 15, 2013 Houston Chronicle
In an opinion piece for the Houston Chronicle, John Desmond discusses the findings of a ULI advisory panel tasked with developing recommendations for creating a mixed use 24-hour neighborhood in downtown's east side.
Mar 3, 2013 Houston Chronicle
It's been over 12 years since Houston last planned for denser development patterns, but an updated code is on the way to lure an ever growing population away from the suburbs.
Jan 4, 2012 Houston Chronicle
The results from HUD's first study on the costs of services to the homeless finds that securing and subsidizing rental housing for the homeless is more cost-effective than emergency homeless shelters.
Mar 26, 2010 Houston Chronicle
As Houston considers extending its urban boundaries, planners and locals struggle with the proper techniques for ensuring good development without zoning.
Jul 5, 2009 Houston Chronicle
Houston may be able to anticipate four new rail lines before 2012, if a deal two years in the making can be worked out through negotiations.
Feb 18, 2009 Houston Chronicle
A new study in Houston reveals that the number of crashes at intersections with new red-light cameras has doubled from the time before they were installed.
Dec 31, 2008 Houston Chronicle
City leaders in Galveston looking for ways to recover from Hurricane Ike turn to an old staple of the local economy: gambling.
Dec 24, 2008 Houston Chronicle
The city of Houston moves to convert all the bulbs at its traffic stops to LEDs, aiming to save energy and money.
Dec 17, 2008 Houston Chronicle