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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
W. H. Monroe and family, 2502 Gray Avenue. Courtesy Woodson Research Center.
Public Space, Urbanism, Racial Equity, Preservation, Art & Culture, Place, News, Land Use Regulation, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

Visualizing Black Houston in 1915

September 22, 2021
Norie Guthrie
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
"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
WE ARE JENSEN/NOSOTROS SOMOS JENSEN. Courtesy CDRC.
Public Space, Urbanism, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Public Transit, Art & Culture, Place, News, Landscape, Houston, Environment, Design

Driving Jensen

August 6, 2021
Kaede Polkinghorne and Susan Rogers
Ismaili Center site. Photo by Paul Hester on December 17, 2019.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Art & Culture, Place, News, Landscape, Houston, Environment, Design

Houston Builds Itself: Ismaili Center Houston

August 2, 2021
Paul Hester
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Preservation, Place, News, Landscape, Infrastructure, Industry, Houston, Events, Environment, Design

Houston Builds Itself: Works in Progress

July 21, 2021
Jack Murphy
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
"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