Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays. Time for our annual round-up of the best posts of 2020 – overall an uneventful, not-very-memorable year (right?! 😉 If you missed them earlier this year – or just didn’t have time to read them then – hopefully the holidays are a more leisurely time for perusal.
These posts have been chosen with a particular focus on significant ideas I’d like to see kept alive for discussion and action, and they’re mainly targeted at new readers who want to get caught up with a quick overview of the Houston Strategies landscape. I also like to track what I think of as “reference posts” that sum up a particular topic or argument; and, last but not least, they’ve also been invaluable for me to track down some of my best thinking for meetings or when requested by others (as is the ever-helpful Google search).
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As always, thanks for your readership.
- A better alternative to channelizing Buffalo Bayou
- Planning Starts for Houston’s Managed Lanes Network
- A new strategy for securing Houston’s economic future
- Where United Airlines should establish a new hub…
- Better understanding what makes Houston special
- Is Traffic Congestion a Con?
- The City of Houston’s problematic requests for the I-45N project
- Discouraging panhandling and getting a ‘wag brigade’ for the airports
- Protecting residents from dangerous industrial businesses, reducing crime, street parking for mixed-use retail, and rethinking Vision Zero
- Reason: Toll Agency Politicized in Houston
And don’t forget the highlights from the first few years. For what it’s worth, I think the best ideas are found there, often in the first year (I had a lot “stored up” before I started blogging) and most definitely in the best posts from the first 15 years and 1.5 million pageviews
- The best posts from the first 15 years and 1.5 million pageviews
- 2019 Highlights
- 2018 Highlights
- 2017 Highlights
- The best posts from the first dozen years and million pageviews
- 2016 Highlights
- 2015 Highlights
- Ten years of Houston Strategies retrospective (March 2015)
- 2014 Highlights
- Best posts of the first 1,000 (February 2014)
- 2013 Highlights
- 5th birthday best-of-the-best retrospective (March 2010, updated thru 2012)
- 2012 Highlights
- 2011 Highlights
- 2010 Highlights
- 2009 Highlights
- 2008 Highlights
- 2007 Highlights
- 2006 Highlights
- 2005 Highlights
This piece first appeared at Houston Strategies Blogspot.
Tory Gattis is a Founding Senior Fellow with the Center for Opportunity Urbanism and co-authored the original study with noted urbanist Joel Kotkin and others, creating a city philosophy around upward social mobility for all citizens as an alternative to the popular smart growth, new urbanism, and creative class movements. He is also an editor of the Houston Strategies blog.