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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
W. H. Monroe and family, 2502 Gray Avenue. Courtesy Woodson Research Center.
Public Space, Urbanism, Racial Equity, Preservation, Art & Culture, Place, News, Land Use Regulation, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

Visualizing Black Houston in 1915

September 22, 2021
Norie Guthrie
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
Two Sides of the Border.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Reviews, Art & Culture, Place, Other Cities, Landscape, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Industry, Environment, Design

Both Sides Now

July 20, 2021
Celeste Ponce
Photo by Becky Lai/flickr. Via the 2021 State of Housing in Harris County and Houston.
Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, News, Land Use Regulation, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

Lessons From the 2021 State of Housing in Harris County and Houston

July 7, 2021
Jack Murphy
10012 Bob White Dr. Via @everylothtx.
Architecture, Public Space, Reviews, Preservation, Place, News, Landscape, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Houston, Environment, Design

Seeing Houston Through the Eyes of @everylothtx

June 22, 2021
Drake Flood
Photo by Sam Stoeltje.
Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Public Transit, Place, News, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Industry, Houston, Events, Environment, Design

Stop TxDOT I-45 and the Viral Replication of Bad Infrastructure Policy

May 20, 2021
Sam Stoeltje
Demonstrators from one of WDP's actions. Courtesy Workers Defense Project.
Architecture, Public Space, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, Other Cities, News, Land Use Regulation, Interview, Infrastructure, Industry, Houston, Environment

Construction Workers are Essential Workers: an Interview with Workers Defense Project

April 27, 2021
Emily Timm
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Art & Culture, Place, Other Cities, News, Landscape, Land Use Regulation, Environment, Design

How to Retrofit Suburbia?

April 22, 2021
Travis San Pedro
West Street Recovery co-founder Andrew Cobb leads a plumbing workshop in northeast Houston. Courtesy West Street Recovery.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, News, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Industry, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

The Total Emptiness of the Texas Freeze: A Formal Analysis of Winter Storm Uri

March 26, 2021
Alice Liu
Kelly Village Community Park, by Brave Architecture in collaboration with Val Glitsch, FAIA, and Asakura Robinson. Image by Peter Molick.
Architecture, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Preservation, Place, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

Kell(e)y Courts/Village: What’s in a Name?

December 30, 2020
Stephen Fox
Uptown's METRORapid Silver Line. Photo by Christof Spieler.
Urbanism, Urban Planning, Reviews, Public Transit, Place, News, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Houston, Environment

Uptown’s Silver Line: An Assessment

November 23, 2020
Christof Spieler