by Tory Gattis — Just a few short items this week mostly around a common theme of understanding what makes Houston special; food, music, parks and friendly people…
About Tory Gattis
Tory Gattis is a Founding Senior Fellow with the Center for Opportunity Urbanism, and co-authored the original Opportunity Urbanism studies. Tory writes the popular Houston Strategies blog and its twin blog at the Houston Chronicle, Opportunity Urbanist, where he discusses strategies for making Houston a better city. Tory is a McKinsey consulting alum, TEDx speaker, and holds both an MBA and BSEE from Rice University.
Entries by Tory Gattis
Last month, INRIX issued a new report on urban traffic congestion worldwide, with new rankings for U.S. metro areas. Has expanding freeway capacity failed or were comparison metrics poorly chosen?
by Tory Gattis — Houston is the most affordable high-growth metro, with rents more affordable than Dallas, Austin or even San Antonio. Other affordable metros are slow-growth to stagnant or declining.
by Tory Gattis — if you’re looking for something new to read during this lockdown, I wanted to suggest a new book from Rice’s Stephen Klineberg: The Prophetic City – Houston on the Cusp of a Changing America, all about how we’ve evolved over recent decades through the lens of his annual Houston Area Survey. Houston Strategies and Houspitality get a mention!
by Tory Gattis — This week’s key topics consider how we’ve faced the challenges of the pandemic and what transit and work might look like post-pandemic.
by Tory Gattis — Will remote work become the norm? Even after the crisis eases, companies may let workers stay home. That would affect an entire ecosystem, from transit to restaurants to shops.
by Tory Gattis — The last week has been crazy, with many new items coming over the wire, related to last week’s post on how density and transit relate to the pandemic.
by Tory Gattis — Our main theme this week is the relationship between density, transit, and the pandemic: it’s now clear that the exposure density from how we live, work and get around fueled the pandemic.
Houston has been reeling from oil-market chaos and a coronavirus shutdown. Houston CFO Chris Brown has taken to calling the city’s situation a “double black swan.”
by Tory Gattis — Hope everyone is staying safe – things are starting to look pretty good here in Houston, let’s hope the trend of virus cases declining holds
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