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3201 Allen. Photo by Chase Daniel. Courtesy Radom Capital.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Reviews, Preservation, Art & Culture, Place, News, Landscape, Houston, Design

Timely and Timeless

December 20, 2021
Lindsey Chambers
Canyon View High School. ©Tom Reich. Courtesy DLR Group.
Architecture, Public Space, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Reviews, Place, Other Cities, Landscape, Environment, Design

High School, Reimagined

December 15, 2021
Nora Burba Trulsson
"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
Inocencia Barrera, a vendor at the Houston Farmers Market. Photo by Marie D. De Jesús.
Architecture, Public Space, Reviews, Preservation, Art & Culture, Place, News, Houston, Environment, Design

Memory, Identity, Community

November 23, 2021
Adán Medrano
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
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
Still from Solange, "Cranes in the Sky."
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Reviews, Racial Equity, Preservation, Art & Culture, Place, News, Landscape, Houston, Environment, Design

Do Nothing Without Intention

October 19, 2021
Sheila Mednick
Niki de Saint Phalle during a shooting session at Impasse Ronsin, Paris, 1962. © André Morain.
Architecture, Public Space, Reviews, Art & Culture, News, Houston, Events, Environment, Design

Niki de Saint Phalle, the First Free Woman

October 7, 2021
Sandra Zalman
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
Installation view of "Dream Monuments." Photo by Paul Hester. Courtesy Menil Drawing Institute.
Architecture, Reviews, Art & Culture, Place, News, Houston, Events, Environment, Design

Yesterday’s Monumental Fantasies, Dreamed Today

September 15, 2021
Sam Stoeltje
"Rethinking Your Neighborhood" by Violette Bule. Photo by Briana Vargas. Courtesy Insta11ations.
Public Space, Urbanism, Reviews, Racial Equity, Art & Culture, Place, News, Houston, Events, Environment, Design

Insta11ations: Public Art, Engagement, and Possibility

August 18, 2021
Michael McFadden