How cities can drive opportunity for the bulk of their citizens
For decades, a large majority of black Americans have aligned with the Democratic Party, but the modern-day Democratic Party’s leftward shift may cause a reevaluation of that relationship. The welfare of black people has not been made better from their support of the Democratic Party.
The disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, the rise of remote work, and partial de-globalization have shattered neoliberal narratives about the future of work and cities. A consensus about what will replace it has yet to emerge.
Reason interviews me (Tory Gattis) about Houston’s unorthodox, unzoned approach to land-use regulation and how it reduces our homelessness, as well as my suggested solution for zoned cities.
Nury Martinez was criticized by progressives for her firm stance on anti-camping laws, but the voter turnout rate to replace her was incredibly low. Despite her past comments, District 6 voters still desire her pro-immigrant family principles combined with strong support for public safety.
Until 1970, owner-occupied housing was broadly affordable in the U.S.A., at a price-to-income ratio of 2.6. The housing unaffordability of today is evidence that supply has not kept up with demand.
The best argument for school choice: in states that have implemented it, public schools for low-income students have gotten dramatically better even while not losing many students!
Why are so many people running for Houston Controller? Perhaps one reason is that the Controller’s Office has long been seen as a natural stepping stone to the Mayor’s Office.
It’s always been a mug’s fame to best against New York City, which was counted out only to quickly bounce back after 9/11 and again in 2008 after the financial system nearly collapsed.
TxDOT recently announced that it has submitted three grant applications to the U.S. Department of Transportation to advance passenger rail service within the Texas Triangle.
Is Metro’s advertising influencing local reporting? Local media runs ads that promotes the use of Metro services, and is mostly silent on ridership decline.
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