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"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
Demonstrators from one of WDP's actions. Courtesy Workers Defense Project.
Architecture, Public Space, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, Other Cities, News, Land Use Regulation, Interview, Infrastructure, Industry, Houston, Environment

Construction Workers are Essential Workers: an Interview with Workers Defense Project

April 27, 2021
Emily Timm
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 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
Kaede Polkinghorne and Susan Rogers
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
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
Public Space, Socioeconomics, Reviews, Racial Equity, Public Transit, Place, News, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Industry, Houston, Environment, Design

Carbon Neutral by 2050?! Reviewing Houston’s Climate Action Plan

October 20, 2020
Katie Coyne
Untitled (white building with bush), 2000. Photograph Victoria Sambunaris.
Architecture, Urbanism, Socioeconomics, Landscape, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

Company Town: Housing for Houston

October 13, 2020
Brittany Utting
Looking through the Global Collection Garden to The Alcoves beyond. Photo by Michael Tims courtesy Houston Botanic Garden.
Public Space, Reviews, Racial Equity, Art & Culture, Place, Landscape, Infrastructure, Houston, Events, Environment, Design

Botanic Diversity, Houston Style

September 18, 2020
Rachel Wilkins
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
Infrastructure, Public Space, Public Transit

New Tech, Old Questions: An Analysis of the Sharing Economy by Transit and Planning Expert Christof Spieler

October 17, 2018
Christof Spieler