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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
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
A gathering to denounce racism after the vandalization of Broken Obelisk, January 1979. Courtesy Hickey-Robertson/Rothko Chapel Archives via ARTnews.
Public Space, Urban Planning, Racial Equity, Art & Culture, Place, Landscape, Houston

Broken Obelisk and Racial Justice in Houston

September 9, 2020
Amanda Douberley
abandoned row houses in Baltimore Maryland
Architecture, Design, Environment, Housing, Infrastructure, Interview, Land Use Regulation, Landscape, Urban Planning, Urbanism

OWNED: A Tale of Two Americas

July 3, 2020
Jack Murphy
Post Oak construction. Courtesy Uptown.
Public Space, Public Transit, Urban Planning

When Democracy Fails to Pay for Public Life Quasi-Government Steps Up: An Interview with Alex Garvin

September 4, 2018
Andrew Albers
Environment, Houston, Landscape, Public Space, Urban Planning

Bayou Greenways Bike Tour: Lessons in Urban Design on Brays Bayou

July 27, 2018
Raj Mankad