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Aerial view of Bagby Street. Courtesy SWA.
Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Reviews, Place, Infrastructure, Houston, Design

Taming Bagby Street

May 27, 2022
Jon Boyd
Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Reviews, Place, Other Cities, News, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Industry, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

Does Not Compute

February 23, 2022
Allyn West
TXRX Labs. Photo by Ben Brown. Courtesy Stewart Development & Construction.
Architecture, Reviews, Place, News, Infrastructure, Industry, Houston, Design

A Start-Up Laboratory Builds Houston’s Future

January 25, 2022
Kabir Karnani
"A Section of Now: Social Norms and Rituals as Sites for Architectural Intervention." Installation view, 2021. Photo: Sandra Larochelle.
Architecture, Reviews, Art & Culture, Other Cities, News, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Industry, Housing, Events, Environment, Design

What Is Design If Not Humanity Persevering?

November 30, 2021
Jack Murphy
Houston from Buffalo Bayou. Photo by Geoff Winningham.
Public Space, Urbanism, Art & Culture, Place, Landscape, Land Use Regulation, Interview, Infrastructure, Industry, Houston, Events, Environment

Buffalo Bayou: River of Life

November 22, 2021
Geoff Winningham
Galveston Island State Park.
Public Space, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Reviews, Racial Equity, Place, News, Landscape, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Industry, Houston, Environment, Design

Surging Ahead

November 20, 2021
Kristen Schlemmer
New Public Hydrant. Courtesy Tei Carpenter and Chris Woebken.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Socioeconomics, Art & Culture, Place, Other Cities, News, Landscape, Interview, Infrastructure, Houston, Environment, Design

Everyday Infrastructures: An Interview with Tei Carpenter

November 18, 2021
Tei Carpenter
Angelina Forest Products in Lufkin.
Architecture, Reviews, Other Cities, News, Landscape, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Industry, Houston, Events, Environment, Design

Woodn't It Be Nice

November 10, 2021
Jack Murphy
"Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of US and Canadian Transit," by Christof Spieler. Second edition, 2021. Published by Island Press.
Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Reviews, Racial Equity, Public Transit, Place, Other Cities, News, Landscape, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Houston, Environment, Design

Falling in Love with Trains, Buses, People—Again

October 27, 2021
John Surico
Race/Ethnicity by census tract in Houston as measured by the 2020 census. Via the COH Planning Department Census Map Viewer.
Urban Planning, Reviews, Place, News, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Industry, Houston, Environment, Design

Successful Cities Require Open Data

October 5, 2021
Katya Abazajian
City Council Member David W. Robinson (left) with Mayor Sylvester Turner (right) reviewing "Houston 2020 Visions." Courtesy Architecture Center Houston.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, News, Interview, Infrastructure, Houston, Environment, Design

Houston’s Existential Challenges: An Interview with David W. Robinson

September 7, 2021
David W. Robinson
The Turkey Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Houston underwater during Hurricane Harvey. Via the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Racial Equity, Place, News, Landscape, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Industry, Houston, Environment, Design

Justice in the Sewers

August 30, 2021
Kristen Schlemmer