Houston

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.
Houston Chronicle
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.
OffCite
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.
Houston Chronicle
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.
Streetsblog USA
February 1, 2016, 9am PST
Maps showing the concentration of medical facilities in Houston, shows a greater density in higher-income areas.
The Houston Chronicle
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.
The Wall Street Journal
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.
LinkedIn
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
December 30, 2015, 7am PST
In a state famous for affordability, people are beginning to ask a question more commonly associated with San Francisco or New York: Is Houston becoming home only to the affluent and the elite?
Houston Chronicle
December 29, 2015, 11am PST
There's no doubt that cities provide important leadership on countless issues—here are eight new elected mayors tasked with providing the political leadership to make it possible.
Governing
December 14, 2015, 2pm PST
The approval of the Plan Houston comprehensive plan was one of the biggest planning news stories of the year. A new podcast digs deeper into the significance and details of the new plan for the city of Houston.
Streetsblog USA
December 10, 2015, 6am PST
In a special "Energy for Tomorrow" report, The New York Times looks at "clean city rankings" of energy efficiency and land use. But ranking cities is no easy task—"winners on one list may appears as sinners on another."
The New York Times - Energy & Environment
December 8, 2015, 1pm PST
The Neighborhood Centers non-profit operates a bus named for the Who song "Magic Bus" to fill the fundamental needs of low income residents of Houston: access to jobs, healthcare, markets, and home.
Houston Chronicle
December 8, 2015, 11am PST
Planning wonks might have felt all warm inside when they noticed zoning topics wedging their way into broader conversations about community affordability and equity. Bring it on. Finally.
PlaceShakers
November 28, 2015, 7am PST
The latest plan for the Texas Central high-speed rail line would stop trains well short of downtown Houston. Transit advocates are displeased with the change of plans.
Houston Chronicle
November 25, 2015, 8am PST
Four major cities in Texas are either considering or constructing convention center upgrades.
Community Impact Newspaper
November 16, 2015, 9am PST
A conversation with an architect yields insight into how Houston's pride in the lack of traditional land use regulation mechanisms has created the city as it exists today.
OffCite
November 9, 2015, 1pm PST
Lots of dollar signs were flying around on Texas ballots last week, many of which were headed toward road construction measures. The Houston Chronicle, however, points out the shortcomings of the state's patterns of investment.
Houston Chronicle
November 9, 2015, 7am PST
A researcher at Rice University finds that proclamations of Houston’s affordability, gentrification, and growth are just myths.
The Urban Edge
November 5, 2015, 11am PST
Left behind in business-as-usual city planning processes: low income and racial minority residents who rely on biking for transportation.
Next City