July 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
The White Oak Bayou in Houston joins a growing list of urban watersheds that could be freed from its concrete shackles.
July 8, 2016, 6am PDT
The ups and downs of the oil market are having an effect on the future skyline of the city of Houston.
July 2, 2016, 11am PDT
Bike advocates are hoping that the Houston Bike Plan can achieve full council approval in July. The Houston Chronicle hopes the bike plan will be for everyone (not just hipsters).
May 23, 2016, 11am PDT
Middle class African-Americans are fleeing Chicago due to crime, not due to being priced out, as is common elsewhere. "On average more than 10,000 African-Americans leave the city every," reports Brandis Friedman of WTTW for the PBS NewsHour.
May 22, 2016, 7am PDT
Kinder Institute director William Fulton discusses Houston's changing demographics and economic prospects. He sees the city as a place to pioneer and implement solutions to Sun Belt problems.
May 17, 2016, 12pm PDT
Houston's Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, commissioned in 1926 and decommissioned in 2007, is now the city's hottest attraction.
May 12, 2016, 9am PDT
While the Justice Department and North Carolina duke it out over proper access to bathrooms, many places, including the White House, have designed gender-neutral bathrooms that address many of the problems associated with sex-segregated bathrooms.
May 10, 2016, 12pm PDT
Houston, Texas, adopted its first general plan called Plan Houston late last year. Plan Houston covers everything from economic development to education to public health to arts and culture.
April 21, 2016, 5am PDT
The executive director of the Bayou Land Conservancy takes to the pages of the Houston Chronicle to describe the conservationist and landscape-focused efforts that can prevent floods like those that struck Houston this week.
April 15, 2016, 8am PDT
The recent on-field success of the Houston Astros is matched by a wave of building in the neighborhood around their home ballpark. All of that means baseball fans might have a harder time finding a place to park this season.
April 4, 2016, 12pm PDT
An editorial by the co-director of the Texas Low Incomes Housing Information Service argues the benefits of a proposed public and subsidized housing project in Houston.
March 15, 2016, 5am PDT
Places Journal has launched a series titled "The Inequality Chronicles." Expect high-quality longform articles.
March 8, 2016, 12pm PST
A public-private partnership to build a large tollway south of Houston has taken important first steps. Construction will commence later this year.
February 25, 2016, 12pm PST
The newly revealed Houston Bike Plan targets an estimated $300 million to $500 million in investments into the city's bike infrastructure.
February 18, 2016, 6am PST
With a multitude of new high-end apartment complexes coming online, Houston residents are reaping the rewards of lowered rents as landlords struggle to fill vacancies due to a slowing oil economy.
February 2, 2016, 11am PST
On the heels of the #NoNewRoads campaign, new Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner gave a "rousing" speech calling for the state of Texas to change its thinking about highway widening projects.
February 1, 2016, 9am PST
Maps showing the concentration of medical facilities in Houston, shows a greater density in higher-income areas.
January 20, 2016, 9am PST
The price of oil has been on a steady decline since 2014, and the housing markets of oil industry towns are on their own, similar slide.
January 2, 2016, 7am PST
Following an "overnight" system redesign, Houston Metro ridership and frequency is up across the board. Its high frequency bus service now rivals that of peer cities on weekends.
December 30, 2015, 9am PST
It was a big year for transit in Houston: two new light rail lines launched operation and the regional bus system got a makeover on the high frequency grid model. Ridership is also up.
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County