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3 days ago
The story of how the autonomous delivery company Nuro has taken to the streets of Houston to map the city and test its concept.
The Washington Poast
5 days ago
Decades ago, Bill Fulton wrote that Washington was not a good baseball town—and was skewered by legendary sportswriter Shirley Povich. The World Series made him rethink both D.C. and Houston—as baseball towns and as cities.
Urban Edge
November 5, 2019, 8am PST
The executive director of Environment Texas makes the case for public transit as a key tool in improving air pollution in and around Houston. Houston voters will vote on the MetroNext bond referendum today.
Houston Chronicle
November 1, 2019, 6am PDT
The worlds of baseball and zoning collide again.
Greater Greater Washington
October 16, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Housing Choice Voucher program is intended to provide new opportunities for low-income Americans to live in higher-priced neighborhoods, but few recipients of vouchers are taking full advantage of those opportunities.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Blog post
September 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
Do shortages of infrastructure justify restrictive zoning?
Michael Lewyn
September 17, 2019, 11am PDT
Italian construction giant Salini Impregilo will build the high-speed rail route connecting Houston and Dallas.
Houston Chronicle
September 12, 2019, 8am PDT
Jeff Speck, planning consultant and author of Walkable City, writes an opinion piece for the Houston Chronicle to oppose the plan to widen the I-45 freeway in Houston.
Houston Chronicle
September 6, 2019, 1pm PDT
The paper of record in a Texas oil town is a surprising place to find an article singing the praises of a society built on public transit instead of the automobile.
Houston Chronicle
September 4, 2019, 9am PDT
Part of the Houston-area Grand Parkway would pass through a tallgrass prairie reserve, and opponents say it would destroy the grasslands and bird habitat.
Streetsblog USA
August 21, 2019, 8am PDT
The city of Houston will decide their next mayor in November, in a rematch of the two candidates who ran against each other in a tight runoff election in 2015 as well as a host of additional candidates.
Houston Chronicle
August 14, 2019, 12pm PDT
Houston's potential as a multi-modal city will be on the ballot this November.
Houston Chronicle
July 18, 2019, 7am PDT
The Houston Council voted yesterday to extend its market-base parking program.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research
July 15, 2019, 10am PDT
Formerly playing host to almost double the homeless population of Dallas, Houston has addressed the problem with some success over the past decade. Meanwhile, rising costs have fueled a growing crisis in Dallas.
The Texas Tribune
July 9, 2019, 10am PDT
Advocates and researchers say new development regulations, with more stringent flood protections, aren't doing enough to control the stormwater impacts of sprawl.
Community Impact Newspaper
June 15, 2019, 7am PDT
Several alternative routes are still under consideration for a planned light rail route included in Houston's METRONext long-range transit plan, in progress ahead of a vote by residents in November.
Houston Chronicle
June 6, 2019, 9am PDT
The environmental impact report for the North Houston Highway Improvement Project is still underway, after 15 years of planning, but it's not too early to imagine the consequences of this massive project.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
May 15, 2019, 12pm PDT
Residents of Houston are less likely to think of flooding as a concern, or to think development should be prohibited in flood-prone areas, as in the years immediately following Hurricane Harvey.
Houston Chronicle
May 5, 2019, 7am PDT
It might surprise people outside of Texas to hear about the progress of new, high quality bike infrastructure in the city of Houston.
Next City
March 26, 2019, 12pm PDT
Many of the historic towns would disappear if flood buyout programs force residents to relocate.
Scalawag