September 18, 2017, 8am PDT
Having charged low rates during years of bumper development, the National Flood Insurance Program worked at cross-purposes with itself while development continued on.
September 16, 2017, 7am PDT
After a series of hurricanes, experts discuss how guide people out of the way of the most deadly floods and storms.
August 17, 2017, 10am PDT
Regular "emissions events" at Texas heavy industrial facilities cause a lot of unauthorized pollution. But few consequences mean the companies responsible don't have to crack down.
March 9, 2017, 9am PST
California has lost a quarter million low income residents over the last decade, in large part because of the high cost of housing.
March 8, 2017, 8am PST
Will sprawling cities stay sprawled? Starting in their downtowns, some Sun Belt behemoths are embracing denser, more walkable forms.
October 17, 2016, 12pm PDT
New research looks into how commuting times in the Houston area effect on housing prices.
May 16, 2016, 2pm PDT
Guest blogger Noah J. Durst writes about his new article in JPER.
October 6, 2015, 5am PDT
According to one Dallas suburbanite, the American lawn is a "decadent and unsustainable totem[s] of middle-class prosperity."
August 19, 2015, 2pm PDT
In the middle of a population boom, Texas is looking across state lines for more water. The U.S. Supreme Court said no the first time; does that mean it will say no again?
June 23, 2015, 6am PDT
For decades, Houston has experienced car-oriented development, giving little attention to other forms of transportation. In recent years, however, rapid population growth and increase in traffic congestion has the city revisiting alternate options
June 3, 2015, 1pm PDT
Recent floods in Texas, especially prevalent in Houston, reflect a stormwater infrastructure that both worked as it's designed and is in need of improvements.
March 30, 2015, 11am PDT
During the year 2014, a record number of people chose to make their home in King County, Washington. And 2015 may shape up to shatter last year's record.
June 14, 2014, 9am PDT
Urban Times offers a list of 13 urban river renewal projects spanning from Medellin to Manila.
January 12, 2014, 7am PST
The murder rate in Ciudad Juárez is in sharp decline: from 3,075 in 2010 to 487 in 2013. Juárez officials are launching initiatives to revitalize the city and attract visitors from across the border in Texas and New Mexico.
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August 29, 2013, 4pm PDT
After a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people in West, observers blamed Texas's lax zoning regulations. Analysis of the locations of such plants across the Western U.S. seeks to determine whether Texas land use law is uniquely unregulated.
April 24, 2012, 6am PDT
Texas has come under scrutiny for a pattern of developing low-income housing projects in areas already suffering from poverty and blight. Karisa King describes how the NIMBY mentality is reinforced by the subsidization system.
April 2, 2012, 10am PDT
With mockumentary-style coverage, NPR's John Burnett imagines the trials of a state's secession.
December 26, 2011, 1pm PST
Highland Park, ZIP code 75205, represents the top of the 1% in Texas, and is the most enthusiastically Republican community in the country.
October 20, 2011, 10am PDT
VIA Metropolitan Transit Company met with the city council regarding future plans involving a new streetcar line. According to Vianna Davila, "VIA must drastically change its streetcar proposal if it wants the city to help pay for the project."
April 13, 2011, 6am PDT
The City of Denton in Texas approved a traffic safety ordinance to assert the rights of the road for cyclists and other vulnerable road users.