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Spencer Finch (b. 1962). "Back to Kansas", 2015. Exterior household paint on canvas. 190 × 186 inches. Photo courtesy University of Houston.
Public Space, Reviews, Art & Culture, Place, Landscape, Houston, Events, Environment, Design

Slow Down and Look

January 8, 2021
Falon Mihalic
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
An editor's copies of "Prophetic City" and "Improbable Metropolis."
Architecture, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Reviews, Place, Industry, Houston

Improbably Prophetic

December 15, 2020
Jack Murphy
Recenter's Fred and Susan Dailey Building, designed by Brave Architecture. Photo by Geoffrey Lyons.
Architecture, Urbanism, Socioeconomics, Reviews, Public Transit, Place, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

Recenter Sets an Example in Midtown

December 8, 2020
Marcel Merwin
Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, Interview, Houston, Housing, Events, Environment, Design

Civic Forum: Responses & Next Steps

December 4, 2020
Jack Murphy
John S. Chase – The Chase Residence, 2020. Distributed by Tower Books, an imprint of the University of Texas at Austin Press.
Architecture, Racial Equity, Place, News, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

A Tale of Two Courtyards: John S. Chase at Home

November 30, 2020
Mona Elamin
Courtesy The Open Workshop, 2020.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, Other Cities, Interview, Housing, Environment, Design

All Form is Political: A Conversation Centered on Housing

November 24, 2020
Neeraj Bhatia
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
The Nancy and Rich Kinder Building at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from above. © Richard Barnes, courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Architecture, Reviews, Art & Culture, Place, News, Houston, Design

A Beautiful Series of Tubes

November 20, 2020
Jack Murphy
Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, Land Use Regulation, Houston, Housing

Key Findings From the Kinder Institute’s 2020 State of Housing Report

November 10, 2020
Jack Murphy
San Felipe Courts, now known as Allen Parkway Village, today. Photo by Leonid Furmansky.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Racial Equity, Preservation, Place, Land Use Regulation, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

“Order, Convenience, and Beauty:” The Style, Space, and Multiple Narratives of San Felipe Courts

November 3, 2020
Willa Granger
Sunset at the drive-in. Courtesy Space City Shows.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, News, Land Use Regulation, Houston, Events, Environment, Design

Spaced Out at the Drive-In

October 27, 2020
Torie Ludwin