How Should Houston Grow?

A suburbanite offers his perspective on how Houston's urban core must grow if the region is to prosper.
January 21, 2004, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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John Jacob, director of the Texas Coastal Watershed Program, writes in an editorial: "I am a suburbanite (Clear Lake), but I believe that our future is tied to the strength of the center, and that that is where our best and brightest should put most of their efforts... Consider this fact: 4 million more people are coming to the Houston area... Do the math -- if all of that growth goes to the periphery that means that at least 1,000 additional square miles of agricultural land, prairies and forests will be forever destroyed. That is more land than the city of Houston covers now."

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Published on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 in The Houston Chronicle


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