https://secureservercdn.net/18.104.22.168/be6.064.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/four-reasons-texas-growth.png?time=1620753595 675 1200 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2021-05-11 12:16:382021-05-11 12:19:01Four Drivers of Texas’ Rapid Growth
by Tory Gattis — Four drivers of Texas' rapid growth: a light touch on zoning, high standard of living, and family friendly housing prices in good school districts make for opportunity cities.
https://secureservercdn.net/22.214.171.124/be6.064.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/irvine-tx-houston-area.jpg?time=1620753595 900 1600 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2021-05-05 11:58:192021-05-05 11:58:19Texas and Houston Growth Secret, Texas Miracle is More than Oil
by Tory Gattis — Going beyond all the usual reasons given for Texas' high growth, here's the technical overlooked one that I think is a big key: Texas does not allow unincorporated counties to regulate land use (i.e. create zoning), which creates pretty much a totally free market in development just outside cities.
https://secureservercdn.net/126.96.36.199/be6.064.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tx-grid-outage_2021.jpg?time=1620753595 675 1200 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2021-03-29 11:04:292021-03-29 11:05:49Grid Resilience, Repurposing River Oaks Theater, TX Migration and More
by Tory Gattis — Texas can improve grid reliability without extraordinary costs: treat gas pumps like critical infrastructure during blackouts! This simple paperwork blunder left Texans cold during the deadly freeze.
https://secureservercdn.net/188.8.131.52/be6.064.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Construction-Worker-Building.jpg?time=1620753595 675 1200 Charles Blain /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Charles Blain2020-09-14 18:54:232020-09-14 19:01:27A Conservative Opening on Urban Policy Reform
by Charles Blain — As riots and Covid-related economic problems have afflicted America’s big cities, the Right has a rare opportunity to take up the mantle of urban reform.
https://secureservercdn.net/184.108.40.206/be6.064.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/reform-not-defunding-police.jpg?time=1620753595 675 1200 Charles Blain /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Charles Blain2020-09-01 07:25:332020-08-31 13:41:23Reform, Not Defunding
by Charles Blain — Protests, and calls for defunding police departments have spread across the U.S. in recent months, but Black communities around the United States want better interactions with law enforcement, not the abolition of police departments.
CONNECT WITH US
Urban Reform Institute
3900 Essex Lane, Suite 1200
Houston, Texas 77027
Urban Reform Institute is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization that exists to promote approaches that enable cities to drive opportunity for the bulk of their citizens.