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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
City Council Member David W. Robinson (left) with Mayor Sylvester Turner (right) reviewing "Houston 2020 Visions." Courtesy Architecture Center Houston.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, News, Interview, Infrastructure, Houston, Environment, Design

Houston’s Existential Challenges: An Interview With David W. Robinson

September 7, 2021
Jack Murphy
The Turkey Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Houston underwater during Hurricane Harvey. Via the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Racial Equity, Place, News, Landscape, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Industry, Houston, Environment, Design

Justice in the Sewers

August 30, 2021
Kristen Schlemmer
Two Sides of the Border.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Reviews, Art & Culture, Place, Other Cities, Landscape, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Industry, Environment, Design

Both Sides Now

July 20, 2021
Celeste Ponce
Photo by Becky Lai/flickr. Via the 2021 State of Housing in Harris County and Houston.
Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, News, Land Use Regulation, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

Lessons From the 2021 State of Housing in Harris County and Houston

July 7, 2021
Jack Murphy
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Reviews, Racial Equity, Art & Culture, Place, Other Cities, News, Landscape, Interview, Houston, Events, Environment, Design

Cite 102 is Here!

July 5, 2021
Jack Murphy
Giovanna Borasi in Buenos Aires during the launch of the third iteration of the CCA c/o program, in March 2020. Photo: Patricio Pidal.
Architecture, Public Space, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Art & Culture, Place, Other Cities, News, Landscape, Interview, Infrastructure, Environment, Design

Which Public? Giovanna Borasi in Conversation with Maria Nicanor

June 16, 2021
Giovanna Borasi
"Convention City" (1972) by Ant Farm, model. Via Dezeen.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Art & Culture, Place, Other Cities, News, Landscape, Interview, Infrastructure, Houston, Environment, Design

Convention City

May 26, 2021
Amale Andraos, Chip Lord, and Dan Wood
Photo by Sam Stoeltje.
Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Public Transit, Place, News, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Industry, Houston, Events, Environment, Design

Stop TxDOT I-45 and the Viral Replication of Bad Infrastructure Policy

May 20, 2021
Sam Stoeltje
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Art & Culture, Place, Other Cities, News, Landscape, Land Use Regulation, Environment, Design

How to Retrofit Suburbia?

April 22, 2021
Travis San Pedro
"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