/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png 0 0 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2021-12-07 16:21:252022-10-05 11:44:05Preventing big infrastructure failures, mass migration to Texas and more
Preventing big infrastructure failures, mass migration to Texas and more
by Tory Gattis — To prevent big infrastructure failures, we need to compare a proposed project estimate to similar projects actual costs BEFORE a project goes through the approval process.
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Houston Should Learn from the Future of Public Transit in Las Vegas
by Tory Gattis — This week we have a post from Oscar Slotboom on how Houston should learn from the future of public transit that Las Vegas is pursuing.
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Houston vs. Austin, Kudos for Museum of Fine Arts Houston
by Tory Gattis — A just published review compares Houston vs. Austin, Woodlands ranked Best City to Live in America, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston receives praise from Travel + Leisure.
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HCTRA Annual Report Shows Impact of COVID and Toll Diversions
by Tory Gattis, with data from Oscar Slotboom — The Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) fiscal year 2021 annual financial report shows impact of COVID, but it had a strong financial position prior to COVID, and easily handled the financial setback.
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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.
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URI Report: Issues Relating to the Potential Municipal Incorporation of The Woodlands Township
Urban Reform Institute releases new report on Issues Relating to the Potential Municipal Incorporation of The Woodlands Township.
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‘Be Someone’ City Opportunity Urbanism Event and more
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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Astrodome as World’s Largest Climate-Controlled Festival Park, Smart Traffic Lights and more
by Tory Gattis — Could the Astrodome be repurposed as the world’s largest climate-controlled park with a focus on weekend festivals? Having an activated park full of activities and festivals on weekends that is always protected from heat and rain would be a very popular spot for Houstonians.
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Texas 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.
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Are We Entering the Distributed Age? Plus Perspectives on Houston Infrastructure
by Tory Gattis — As we enter a distributed age of remote work, Houston's extensive infrastructure and affordable housing position the city for growth.