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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 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
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
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
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
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
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