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Houston's downtown, looking outward toward suburbs

Houston’s Blob is About to Eat Even More of East Texas…and We Should Embrace It

by Tory Gattis — Houston’s traditional “build more” approach to growth responds to what people want rather than what urban planners think is the 'right' way.
Winter storm, Texas 2021Brian Bennett, used under CC 2.0 License

Simple Free Solution to TX Winter Storm Blackouts

by Tory Gattis — There was a simple, free solution to TX winter blackouts: add natural gas pipeline pumps to the list of critical infrastructure so their power isn't cut.
Public Domain

How a Biden Presidency Can Boost Houston and more

by Tory Gattis — Many people may be thinking of a Biden presidency as negative for the oil industry and Houston, but infrastructure projects could boost Houston.
Case for moving to Houston

Bloomberg’s Case for Moving to Houston, URI 2020 Year in Review Video, and More

by Tory Gattis — Bloomberg Businessweek's makes "The Case for Moving to Houston" in a story on high-tech workers leaving the big expensive coastal cities.
Houston Downtown

New Zealand Adopts Texas Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs)

by Tory Gattis — In 2018, New Zealand sent delegates to the USA to study urban development, with a focus on revenue bonds and municipal utility districts (MUDs) in Texas.
The proposed channel route

A better alternative to channelizing Buffalo Bayou, VC leaving CA for TX, life science and entrepreneurship rankings, big solar, and more

by Tory Gattis — My lead item this week is my proposed alternative to channelizing Buffalo Bayou or an expensive tunnel to better drain the westside reservoirs and avoid a future Harvey flooding tragedy.