Mayor Annise Parker

Texas Bike Lane

Bike Infrastructure Makeover Underway in Houston

It might surprise people outside of Texas to hear about the progress of new, high quality bike infrastructure in the city of Houston.

May 5, 2019 - Next City

Downtown Houston

Houston on Target to Become Nation's Third Largest City

The Philly Voice provides a primer on Houston's ascendance up the ranks of major U.S. cities as it evolves into a more urban version of itself.

September 16, 2015 - Philly Voice

$19 Million Approved for Houston's Bayou Greenways Plan

An ambitious project Mayor Annise Parker calls "one of the most exciting things I've had the opportunity to work on as mayor" took a major step forward this week.

September 4, 2015 - Houston Chronicle

Houston Launching 'Goal Zero' Bike Safety Program

Following the lead of New York City and San Francisco, Houston is the latest large American city to launch a program aimed at eliminating bike fatalities. The program includes funding for the creation of a Bicycle Master Plan.

March 26, 2014 - Office of Mayor Annise Parker

Parking Meters Provide a Pipeline of Cash in America's Oil Capital

The energy capital of America sees money in them thar autos - in parking them, that is. Tapping motorists for parking bears some similarity to tapping shale basins for oil - without the fracking. Sightline's Alan Durning writes about the resemblance.

October 16, 2013 - Sightline Daily

What Yesterday’s Elections Results Mean for Cities and City Government Across the U.S.

If you can make it past rhetoric around healthcare, abortion, collective bargaining, and immigration, the November 8th election results tell a more cohesive and calming story about American’s political sentiment.

November 9, 2011 - Jess Zimbabwe

Top Books

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Top Apps

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Top Schools

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

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