Tag Archive for: demographics

The Case for Suburbia

“Drivable Urban” Houston and the Case for Suburbia

by Tory Gattis — "Drivable urban" Houston has a lower cost of living than most major metros across the U.S., making a persuasive case for suburbia.
High urban density leads to the worst housing affordabiltiy outcomes

Higher Urban Densities Associated with the Worst Housing Affordability

by Wendell Cox — Densification of existing urban areas leads to worse housing affordability, according to a recent study of 53 major US markets.
Exploratorium Museum

PBS Loves Houston, We Need an Exploratorium, HTX #1 in Homebuilding

by Tory Gattis — Houston needs its own version of the San Francisco Exploratorium museum - it's just awesome. Meanwhile, we're #1 in homebuilding, as Houston's population booms.
Welcome to Texas road sign

Texans don’t leave, checklist for opportunity cities, exurbia rising

by Tory Gattis — Lessons from history and from the success stories of the present point to clear priorities for cities to become today’s opportunity cities.
The "Be Someone" bridge

Demographia United States Housing Affordability, 2021 Edition

The Urban Reform Institute is pleased to present the 2021 edition of Demographia United States Housing Affordability.
The Post-pandemic Future of Cities

The Post-Pandemic Future of Cities

by Tory Gattis — Fracking has a bad rep, but know-how born of the shale boom is now helping power clean energy entrepreneurship in Texas.
Aerial photo of energy extraction sites in Texas

Clean Energy Entrepreneurship in Houston, Densification, Welcoming Refugees and more

by Tory Gattis — Fracking has a bad rep, but know-how born of the shale boom is now helping power clean energy entrepreneurship in Texas.
Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Houston vs. Austin, Kudos for Museum of Fine Arts Houston

by Tory Gattis — A just published review compares Houston vs. Austin, Woodlands ranked Best City to Live in America, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston receives praise from Travel + Leisure.
Houston's growing business districts

Political Guide for Moving to Texas, Houston No-Zoning Video, and More

by Tory Gattis — This week's post starts with my political guide for moving to Texas: progressives to Austin, conservatives to DFW, and pragmatic centrists and independents to Houston.
The "Be Someone" bridge

My Land Use without Zoning Event, TX #1 for Small Biz, and the Be Someone Sign is Back

by Tory Gattis — I will be one of the speakers at the "Land Use without Zoning: Putting Ideas into Practice" online event, hosted by the Mercatus Center. Understanding how to navigate and remove zoning and land-use regulation barriers allows for a dynamic housing market and paves the way for successful community development efforts.