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"Houston Genetic City" by Peter Jay Zweig, Matthew Johnson, and Jason Logan. Published by Actar.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Reviews, Place, Houston, Environment, Design

Mutations

April 9, 2021
Adam Scott
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
The River Oaks Theatre on its opening day as it appeared on the front page of the Houston Post on Tuesday, November 28, 1939.
Architecture, Public Space, Socioeconomics, Preservation, Art & Culture, Place, News, Houston, Environment, Design

River Oaks Theatre: Down by Three Screens

March 25, 2021
David Welling
Construction progress as of early November 2020. Image courtesy Radom Capital.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Place, News, Houston, Environment, Design

Montrose Collective Rising

March 11, 2021
Jack Murphy
Public Space, Reviews, Art & Culture, Place, News, Houston, Environment

Okay Might Just Be Enough

March 5, 2021
Tiffany Xu
The outdoor amphitheater supports community gatherings at Arthur A. Richards PreK-8 School year-round while the gym is designed as an emergency shelter during a hurricane. Image courtesy DLR Group.
Architecture, Public Space, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Art & Culture, Place, Other Cities, News, Houston, Environment, Design

COVID-19 Offers an Opportunity to Right Inequities in Education

March 2, 2021
Taryn Kinney
Rothko Chapel interior and benches. © Paul Hester.
Architecture, Public Space, Reviews, Preservation, Art & Culture, Place, News, Landscape, Houston, Events, Environment, Design

An Icon, Restored

February 26, 2021
Jack Murphy
The effects of COVID-19 and its related vaccines do not effect all Houstonians equally. Photo by Fusion Medical Animation via Unsplash.
Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, News, Infrastructure, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

Inequity Exists in Houston’s Vaccination Efforts

February 25, 2021
Katherine Polkinghorne and Susan Rogers
1550 on the Green. Image courtesy Skanska.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Place, News, Houston, Environment, Design

Pretend It’s a City: Skanska Goes BIG in Houston

January 30, 2021
Jack Murphy
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Reviews, Other Cities, News, Environment, Design

American Beauty: Reading “Ugliness and Judgment” Today

January 12, 2021
Kathryn O'Rourke
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
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