https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/the-next-american-cities_report.jpg 675 1200 Charles Blain /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Charles Blain2022-01-03 05:50:422022-04-05 10:46:21The Next American Cities, a New Report from Urban Reform Institute
by Charles Blain — Our recently released report, The Next American Cities, offers an answer to the problems plaguing those living in and near major cities, with a combination of affordability, amenities, and proximity to jobs.
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The Urban Reform Institute is pleased to present the 2021 edition of Demographia United States Housing Affordability.
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Wendell Cox, senior fellow at Urban Reform Institute, joins David Lees to discuss housing affordability and the root causes of the housing affordability crisis.
https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Gfp-texas-houston-more-skyscrapers.jpg 815 1280 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2021-09-16 13:36:402022-10-05 11:46:48Houston’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.
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Urban Reform Institute releases new report on Issues Relating to the Potential Municipal Incorporation of The Woodlands Township.
https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/houston-mayor-sylvester-turner.png 675 1200 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2021-07-06 11:16:082022-10-05 11:39:04Austin vs. Houston; Houston’s Tough Love Homelessness Model
by Tory Gattis — This week, I'm sharing my favorite excerpts from Evan Mintz's newest Texas Monthly essay, and how Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's approach to homelessness is succeeding.
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by Tory Gattis — Californians are feeding Austin's housing frenzy, as flexible remote work is beating hybrid models for work.
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by Tory Gattis — The lead item this week is a very cool video from Reason, "Density or Sprawl? How To Solve the Urban Housing Crisis" — that discusses how Houston's housing approach gets it right.
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by Tory Gattis — Join us Wednesday evening June 16th: Building a 'Be Someone' City: Houston and the Rise of Opportunity Urbanism. We will discuss how to develop a market-centered, ‘people-oriented’ approach to urban policy, planning, and development.
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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.