https://secureservercdn.net/184.108.40.206/be6.064.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/austin-downtown.jpg?time=1634877584 1024 1600 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2021-01-26 19:30:292021-01-26 20:39:12Houston’s Ugliness Serves a Purpose, Austin = next Silicon Valley?
by Tory Gattis — Is Austin poised to become the next Silicon Valley? The city is currently attracting an influx of tech companies and workers from California.
https://secureservercdn.net/220.127.116.11/be6.064.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/oil-rigs-off-galveston-tx.jpg?time=1634877584 777 1600 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2021-01-18 06:25:072021-01-18 13:44:05How 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.
https://secureservercdn.net/18.104.22.168/be6.064.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Houston_DL.jpg?time=1634877584 854 1280 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2021-01-12 20:52:102021-01-12 20:53:40Techxodus, Houston’s Identity, Future of Offices and more
by Tory Gattis — What defines Houston? Affordable housing is one of the things that makes Houston attractive to tech employees looking to relocate, and reap the benefits of the Texas model for supplying a continuous flow of new, affordable housing.
https://secureservercdn.net/22.214.171.124/be6.064.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/chart-houston-case-for-moving.jpg?time=1634877584 675 1200 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2021-01-04 11:41:402021-01-04 11:52:56Bloomberg’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.
https://secureservercdn.net/126.96.36.199/be6.064.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/houston-city-center.jpg?time=1634877584 632 1228 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2020-12-30 15:28:402021-01-13 23:48:59New 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.
https://secureservercdn.net/188.8.131.52/be6.064.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/houston-park-boots.jpg?time=1634877584 650 1200 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2020-12-28 11:54:492020-12-28 11:54:49Best Posts of 2020 from Houston Strategies
by Tory Gattis — Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays. Time for our annual round-up of the best posts of 2020 - a year we might otherwise like to forget.
https://secureservercdn.net/184.108.40.206/be6.064.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/suburbs-with-green-space.jpg?time=1634877584 675 1200 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2020-12-21 12:18:512020-12-21 12:19:47Post-Pandemic Housing Reality, Alt Cities to CA-NYC Housing Boom
by Tory Gattis — A post-pandemic housing boom is underway in alternative cities as residents flee high housing costs and low quality of life.
https://secureservercdn.net/220.127.116.11/be6.064.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/hp-historic-silicon-valley-garage.jpg?time=1634877584 675 1200 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2020-12-14 12:02:432020-12-14 12:11:29Silicon Valley Exits California for Texas
Silicon Valley exits California for Texas in a quest for lower taxes, less competition for talent and an affordable cost of living for employees.
https://secureservercdn.net/18.104.22.168/be6.064.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/houston-texas-train-2731113_1280.jpg?time=1634877584 853 1280 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2020-12-04 11:38:592020-12-04 11:38:59Reason: Toll Agency Politicized in Houston
by Tory Gattis — Reason's newest Surface Transportation Newsletter by Bob Poole talks about Harris County's dangerous raid on HCTRA's toll road money, and this is so important I'm reposting it in full here (highlights mine)
https://secureservercdn.net/22.214.171.124/be6.064.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/houston-channel-route.jpg?time=1634877584 675 1200 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2020-11-23 05:35:312020-11-22 21:03:57A 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.
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.