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June 15, 2021, 11am PDT
If vaccines provide the means out of the pandemic, vaccine hesitancy and opposition threaten to prolong it. Battles over public health are being fought in courtrooms and statehouses like in Ohio, where a 'vaccine choice' bill is being considered.
The Columbus Dispatch
June 10, 2021, 11am PDT
The plaintiffs in one of the nation's first court cases over employer-required COVID vaccinations are among the heroes of the pandemic—nurses fighting to remain unvaccinated. Houston Methodist Hospital suspended unvaccinated employees on June 6.
JD Supra
June 4, 2021, 6am PDT
The Census Bureau released new data on May 27 that includes the first four months of the pandemic. Seattle tops the growth rate at 2.2% from July 1, 2019, to July 1, 2020, while Baltimore and San Francisco land at the bottom with -1.4%.
The Seattle Times
May 30, 2021, 11am PDT
Bayou Greenways Park is part of a decade-long project building 172 miles of connected greenways around the city of Houston.
Houston Chronicle
May 26, 2021, 12pm PDT
A nonprofit hopes to create a viable plan for the iconic stadium—and find a way to pay for it.
Houston Chronicle
May 20, 2021, 10am PDT
The current work will expand the freeway to three lanes in each direction and shift a notorious bottleneck farther west.
Houston Chronicle
April 29, 2021, 12pm PDT
A video published last week by City Beautiful reveals the myths and misconceptions of Houston's land use regulation system.
City Beautiful
April 27, 2021, 7am PDT
The company's proposed $100 billion carbon capture project would require a "large-scale" public-private partnership and could capture up to 100 million tons of carbon per year.
Houston Chronicle
April 26, 2021, 11am PDT
In a park-poor neighborhood, vacant lots provide an untapped opportunity for small-scale parks.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research
April 9, 2021, 7am PDT
Affluent areas face more demolitions than gentrifying areas in Houston and Harris County, according to the findings of a new report from the Kinder Institute of Urban research.
Kinder Institute of Urban Research
March 15, 2021, 6am PDT
The lawsuit over the controversial I-45 project, which has been plagued by local opposition, calls for a new environmental review.
Houston Chronicle
March 11, 2021, 7am PST
An ongoing exhibition in Houston imagines a city on the cusp of a new, more prosperous future.
Houston Chronicle
March 5, 2021, 6am PST
The Resilient Houston initiative promises to strengthen the city's infrastructure and increase its capacity to thrive and adapt under crisis.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research
February 22, 2021, 6am PST
Living in Texas this week has reminded me how dependent we are on infrastructure—and how interdependent these systems are. It's time we started investing in infrastructure as if it really matters to our daily lives.
Bill Fulton via Medium
February 14, 2021, 7am PST
Despite Houston's reputation for sprawl, the city has made impressive efforts to build out its bike infrastructure.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research
February 7, 2021, 11am PST
Despite every manner of local opposition, the Texas Department of Transportation is pushing forward with a plan to widen Interstate 45 north of the city of Houston, demolishing and displacing thousands of homes, businesses, and community facilities.
Houston Chronicle
February 1, 2021, 9am PST
Minor pedestrian-oriented improvements alone won't improve walkability if infrastructure still prioritizes fast-moving vehicles, according to this article.
City Observatory
January 26, 2021, 7am PST
Hispanics are the only racial group projected to increase their rate of homeownership over the next two decades, according to a new analysis.
Houston Chronicle
January 13, 2021, 11am PST
The downtown freeway expansion will displace thousands of housed and unhoused residents and hundreds of small businesses.
Houston Press
Blog post
January 13, 2021, 8am PST
Checking in with the numerous risks in the housing market as the economic fallout of the pandemic as approaches it approaches its second year.
James Brasuell