https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/metro-low-ridership-costly.jpg 675 1200 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2023-09-11 11:27:202023-09-11 11:27:20METRO Need to Support Higher Priorities for Houston
METRO has way too much money for too few riders, and the City could desperately use that money to be redeployed to much higher priorities, like police, street repairs, or just closing the chronic budget gap.
https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/chicago-empty-downtowns.jpg 675 1200 Joel Kotkin /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Joel Kotkin2023-09-09 10:12:182023-09-08 10:12:35Save Our Cities
To save our cities, it’s time to create better neighborhoods where people will want to spend their time — instead of building ever bigger high-rise office buildings.
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Where governments have embraced such things as “urban growth boundaries” and greenbelts that restrict new housing on the fringe, expensive housing is the result.
https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/HoustonSilverLine.jpg 675 1200 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2023-08-07 18:34:282023-08-07 18:36:17More on METRO’s Uptown BRT Failure
A Houston bus rapid transit (BRT) route over dedicated bus lanes is attracting less than 10 percent of the riders that were projected for it.
https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/LA_Skyline_cityhall.jpg 819 1600 Cruz García /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Cruz García2023-06-27 10:20:072023-07-10 18:43:12Public Perceptions on Crime are more Legitimate than Politicians Think
Concerns over public safety can be one of the most polarizing policy issues that divide Americans. The past years of mainstream journalism would have convinced the people that inefficient police forces are the source of the problem...
https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/metropolitan-area-traffic-congestion.jpg 675 1200 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2023-06-25 18:27:562023-07-10 18:43:23Induced Demand Debunked
Does "induced demand" make road projects futile? Most new demand on expanded roads comes from new population, new employment and economic activity — which is normally considered to be a good thing.
https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/manhattan-skyline_byCarlosOliva.jpg 675 1200 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2023-06-14 10:43:582023-06-14 10:44:30Urban Doom Loop Coming for Cities with Commercial Real Estate Crash
As cities experience a rapid decline in commercial real estate value; they face difficult choices that could make them less attractive, triggering a “urban doom loop” that pushes more people away, hurts revenue, and perpetuates a cycle of decline.
https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/FOC_Conclusion-Kotkin.jpg 768 1024 Joel Kotkin /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Joel Kotkin2023-05-17 17:28:072023-05-17 11:17:52The 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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Next generation suburbs can be designed to preserve the environment, and advantage that urban core cities could never achieve.
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The proper size of government permeates public policy discussions about homelessness, poverty, and health care. The left and right debate varying degrees of government involvement, typically failing to act and often deteriorating into a state of policy paralysis.