Hurricane Harvey

October 8, 2018, 12pm PDT
Despite the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey, builders and buyers alike are sustaining a market for new construction on land likely to get flooded again.
The Houston Chronicle
June 20, 2018, 9am PDT
It's hard to measure exactly how much, but Hurricane Harvey has significantly pushed the city of Houston's capital spending program toward recovery efforts.
Houston Chronicle
June 9, 2018, 1pm PDT
Houston is taking steps to finalize and approve a plan to spend $1.15 billion in federal disaster relief funding after Hurricane Harvey.
Houston Chronicle
May 14, 2018, 12pm PDT
In Houston, investors are snapping up damaged homes that will be dependent on flood insurance.
Houston Chronicle
April 9, 2018, 6am PDT
It was the city's "first major regulatory response" to Hurricane Harvey.
Houston Chronicle
April 5, 2018, 2pm PDT
Despite the increasing number and intensity of natural disasters, some vulnerable states are relaxing building regulations and leaving the federal government to pick up the tab when tragedy strikes again.
Bloomberg
March 26, 2018, 12pm PDT
The most recent post-Harvey proposal would mean the city could endure enormous rain events, but so far it's not clear who would pay for it.
Houston Chronicle
March 9, 2018, 10am PST
After the worst wildfire season ever, changes to local land use and state insurance rules essentially ensure that the same thing will happen again.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
March 3, 2018, 7am PST
The scale of the housing recovery effort means some jobs normally handles by FEMA have fallen to the Texas General Land Office.
Texas Tribune
February 27, 2018, 6am PST
Dissecting successful disaster response in places like Houston and Mexico City could help California prepare for the inevitable.
The Planning Report
January 21, 2018, 1pm PST
Finally, the city seems to be reaping benefits from a major investment in public transportation.
The Urban Edge
January 2, 2018, 9am PST
In a new book, lawyer Jim Blackburn suggests that engaging private landowners is the only way to manage the coast of his home state.
Offcite via The Urban Edge
December 15, 2017, 9am PST
Houston's most recent natural disaster is only the latest example of how a program created to help homeowners has been a greater benefit to the industries that profit from them.
Houston Chroncle
November 17, 2017, 10am PST
A new study from MIT makes a clear connection between the intensity of rainfall caused by Hurricane Harvey last August in Texas and climate change, concluding that the likelihood of stronger downpours is greatly increasing.
The Washington Post
November 15, 2017, 2pm PST
Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic of The New York Times, looks beyond sprawl and development issues that challenge Houston in its rebuilding efforts. An anti-urban, anti-regulation bias from the statehouse isn't helping matters.
The New York Times
November 11, 2017, 1pm PST
History shows that there's more than one way to control flooding, but the best ideas are also urban amenities.
Houston Chronicle
Feature
November 8, 2017, 8am PST
An interview with Houston Planning Director Patrick Walsh, conducted after Hurricane Harvey ravaged the city and reduced its planning and infrastructure to a talking point for pundits. It's time to let the locals do the talking.
Josh Stephens
October 28, 2017, 11am PDT
Administrative changes announced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will impact programs like the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships programs.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
October 6, 2017, 1pm PDT
Following Hurricane Harvey, Houston's City Hall became flooded with four feet of water, rendering the building's electrical and mechanical equipment useless. Restoring power back to City Hall quickly was crucial in aiding the recovery efforts.
Doggerel
September 20, 2017, 8am PDT
Houston's commercial real estate market, including some 72,000 apartment units, has been severely impacted b Hurricane Harvey.
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