https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/future-of-cities.jpg 675 1200 COU /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png COU2023-01-15 16:30:212023-01-10 14:29:02The Future of Cities
Whatever the future holds for humanity, it is likely to take place in an urban context. Yet, there are many, and sometimes divergent, urban futures. This book is being published as a series, with permission of the American Enterprise Institute. Please return weekly to read each chapter as it is published.
https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/lina-hidalgo.jpg 675 1200 Charles Blain /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Charles Blain2023-01-18 17:15:352023-01-18 17:18:27Lina Hidalgo Pays Big for High-Profile Criminal Defense
Newly released campaign finance reports from the waning days of the November 2022 election show Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo spent more than $300,000 on high-powered Houston-based criminal defense attorneys Gerger Hennessy & Martin LLP.
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Post-Pandemic rates of drug overdoses, homicide, and suicide are too severe to ignore. People are desperate for answers that are not influenced by ideology or political extremities; the simplification of these phenomena will further exacerbate the problem.
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TxDOT highway construction inflation is consistent with infrastructure cost increases nationwide, showing a sharp upward trend in project costs from 2021 to 2022.
https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/lulac-sues-houston.jpg 675 1200 Charles Blain /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Charles Blain2022-12-06 12:19:372022-12-06 12:24:22LULAC Sues Houston Over At-Large Seats
LULAC sues Houston, contending that the city's at-large elections dilute the Latino’s community’s voting strength and deny them fair representation on city council.
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by Cruz Garcia — There were reasons to believe a red wave was going to sweep the midterms—but, once again, a silent majority prevailed and this time it was amongst Zoomers and Millennials. Young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 made up 12% of the voter electorate this November.
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The real American divide is between the extremists of both parties and the moderate, pragmatic policy preferences of the average American.
https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Houston_City_Hall_by_Ed-Uthman.jpg 675 1200 Charles Blain /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Charles Blain2022-11-03 10:49:432022-11-03 10:51:10Texas’s Hottest Race
National pundits opining on Texas elections say that the governor’s race is the one to watch, but Texans themselves are perhaps even more focused on the race for Harris County Judge.
https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/business-growth-texas.jpg 675 1200 Charles Blain /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Charles Blain2022-10-19 11:21:352022-11-03 16:08:36Houston Asks Voters to Approve $478 Million in New Debt
by Charles Blain — Despite being awash with federal aid, $607 million since 2021, and benefiting from annual property tax increases, $27 million more this year, the City of Houston is asking voters this November to approve $478 million in local debt.
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by Tory Gattis — Houston's TIRZs (tax-increment reinvestment zones) may provide more opportunity for middle and working class families to find affordable housing than typical urban zoning practices.
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by Cruz García — On the night of September 14, two planes carrying 50 Venezuelan asylees landed in Martha’s Vineyard sent by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.