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2 days ago
Dallas will need voter approval to overcome tax increase obstacles put in place by the Texas State Legislature.
The Dallas Morning News
5 days ago
The terminology of the coronavirus pandemic isn't applied consistently, particularly when dealing with areas seeing a resurgence of infection after states have relaxed social distancing restrictions. The World Health Organization added some clarity.
Reuters
May 24, 2020, 5am PDT
Conflicts between church and state are being decided in state and federal courts as governors act to protect their constituents from the coronavirus while religious institutions and their supporters seek exceptions from social gathering restrictions.
The Oregonian
April 28, 2020, 7am PDT
The planning legacy of Hurricane Harvey is becoming more clear in Houston, after the city released its first-ever Houston Climate Action Plan, just months after releasing the Resilient Houston plan.
Houston Chronicle
April 15, 2020, 8am PDT
Trends pre-dating Covid-19 showed housing affordability slipping away from many residents in Texas. The pandemic will likely only exacerbate the trend, according to this analysis.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
March 16, 2020, 8am PDT
Critics say the design of homes that come with gentrification is too often uninspired, incompatible, and downright ugly.
The Texas Observer
March 10, 2020, 9am PDT
While Texas Central's plan to build a high-speed rail link between Houston and Dallas has already dealt with years of opposition from rural communities, big fights over the use of eminent domain have yet to begin.
The Dallas Morning News
March 4, 2020, 8am PST
The city of Chicago continues to see a decline in population, including tens of thousands of African-Americans who have left in recent years.
The New York Times
February 28, 2020, 7am PST
The newly created position of Chief Transportation Planner for the city of Houston is tasked with working with multiple levels of government to help shift Houston away from its car-centric model.
Community Impact Newspaper
February 20, 2020, 11am PST
For one refugee family, living in Houston has meant facing a host of new challenges as they traverse the city’s roadways without a car.
Texas Monthly
February 18, 2020, 6am PST
The 186-page "Resilient Houston" document was released to the public in the nation's fourth largest city, which is facing numerous environmental stresses.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
February 4, 2020, 12pm PST
Houston is famous in planning circles for lacking a zoning code, but that doesn't mean planners don't have plenty of tools to determine the future of the city.
Planning Magazine
January 30, 2020, 7am PST
The public is getting a chance to give feedback on the city's proposed changes to a project that would realign and widen Interstate 45 near downtown Houston.
Houston Chronicle
January 29, 2020, 7am PST
A recent study claiming that transportation costs in Houston, among other expenses, raise the cost of living almost to the same level as living in New York City. Some took exception to the study's methodology.
E21
January 24, 2020, 6am PST
Gentrification is transforming Houston faster than Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Houston Chronicle
January 21, 2020, 12pm PST
The extra costs of automobile dependency turn assumptions about affordability on their head, according to a recently published report by the Citizens Budget Commission.
Texas Monthly
January 20, 2020, 9am PST
In case anyone was getting carried away with the idea of fare-free transit, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has some cold water to pour on the conversation.
Houston Chronicle
January 16, 2020, 7am PST
Bagby Street in Houston will soon have wider sidewalks and a new bike lane.
Houston Chronicle
January 10, 2020, 6am PST
Comparing Houston in 2010 to the city today reveals a variety of transportation, infrastructure, and economic changes.
Urban Edge
December 18, 2019, 7am PST
Rents have grown as much as 28 percent in the last year over the past year in the neighborhood of Midtown in Houston.
Houston Chronicle