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Union Pacific Railroad's Houston Wood Preserving Works site at 4910 Liberty Road. Photo by the author.
Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, Landscape, Land Use Regulation, Houston, Environment

A Community's Burden

June 10, 2022
Mai Okimoto
Aerial view of Bagby Street. Courtesy SWA.
Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Reviews, Place, Infrastructure, Houston, Design

Taming Bagby Street

May 27, 2022
Jon Boyd
The Harris County Commissioner Precincts Unity Map. Courtesy Houston in Action.
Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, News, Land Use Regulation, Houston, Events, Environment

A Community Effort to Redistrict Harris County

March 28, 2022
Houston in Action
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Does Not Compute

February 23, 2022
Allyn West
Midtown Terrace Suites. Photo by Sean Fleming.
Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Public Transit, Place, News, Land Use Regulation, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

What Happens at the Margins?

February 10, 2022
Kaede Polkinghorne
John Biggers, "Four Seasons," 1990, from “The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse” at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. (John T. Biggers Estate/VAGA at Artists Rights Society).
Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Reviews, Racial Equity, Preservation, Art & Culture, Place, Other Cities, News, Land Use Regulation, Houston, Environment

The South Speaks

January 27, 2022
Amarie Gipson
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
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
Lynn Wyatt Square for the Performing Arts. Via RIOS.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Public Transit, Preservation, Art & Culture, Place, News, Landscape, Houston, Events, Environment, Design

Coming Up in Downtown

November 19, 2021
Rodrigo Gallardo
"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
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