https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Houston-Metro-transit-bus.jpg 768 1024 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2023-05-30 18:49:592023-05-30 18:50:22BRT Should Use Shared Not Dedicated Lanes, HTX #1 real estate market, and more
BRT Should Use Shared Not Dedicated Lanes, HTX #1 real estate market, and more
METRO's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plan should use shared lanes rather than dedicated lanes to minimize traffic congestion.
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The Future of Cities: Conclusion
Over five millennia, cities have demonstrated their essential resiliency. They now are transforming to a pattern based on digital commuting.
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Is the 18 year Rebuild of 45N a Good Thing or Will it Kill Downtown?
Will the two decades long rebuild of 45N eventually ease traffic, or will it cause employers to move to the suburbs and permanently shift to remote work, killing economic vitality in the downtown area of Houston?
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Problem, We Have a Houston – Lot Size Reform Equivalent to $18K Gift for Single-Family Homeowners
Houstonians got a free $18k from minimum lot size reform, but is Houston sliding towards zoning? Houston tops standard of living rankings.
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Experts Spar Over Induced Demand and Urban Freeway Expansion
Experts spar over whether urban freeway expansion results in less congestion or not; does added capacity simply lead more drivers to use the freeway?
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Charter Amendment Petition Aimed at Regional Transportation Funding Underway
A new group called the Houston-Galveston Area PAC has launched a petition effort focused on reforming the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), the region’s federally-chartered metropolitan planning organization.
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City of Houston Sneaking Through Backdoor Zoning
The City of Houston is trying to sneak through backdoor zoning with an ordinance authorizing "conservation districts". This legislation is open for public comment: we've included the link to make your opposition heard.
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Views from The Left Coast
The Western US has long been an innovator in developing the urban form, notably in the creation of suburbanized, multipolar cities. Yet now that model is showing strain, and there’s a fierce debate about how western cities should grow.
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Empty Downtowns, Blue-state Exodus Continues, and HTX Port Expansion
Empty downtowns persist as data shows strong economic incentives to continue the work-from-home revolution if jobs allow it, plus Houston port expansion seems to be paying off.
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Time for our annual round-up of 2022 highlights — the best posts from the year, with this year featuring many great posts from Oscar Slotboom.