The Greater Houston Community Panel includes approximately 6,000 scientifically selected adults in Harris County, Texas who are regularly surveyed about their families and communities, including their health, well-being, expectations, opinions, priorities, and their aspirations.
An interactive data platform, this initiative seeks to facilitate the practical use of data by city and community leaders for decision-making and capacity building in Houston's communities.
What are the biggest problems facing Houston? What tools do we have to solve them? Rice University and the City of Houston have joined forces to create Houston Solutions Lab, building on other recent efforts to bring together research and policy to help answer those questions.
For over four decades, the Kinder Houston Area Survey has been tracking the changing attitudes and experiences of Houstonians.
HERC is conducting a long-term study of long-term English learners in Texas, with particular focus on 10 Houston-area public school districts.
Research has long linked early childhood education to later academic success and suggested it may be a critical part of closing the persistent academic disparities between student groups.
Motivated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s 60×30TX strategic plan, this project examined the path to and through college and into the workforce for students in the Houston area and state of Texas.
The Houston area’s Resilience and Recovery Tracker was developed by Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research with support from Chevron. It provides information on disaster recovery efforts from natural and man-made hazards, such as floods, climate disasters, public health crises, and chemical spills.
The Kinder Institute’s State of Housing in Harris County and Houston reports provide annual updates across a variety of housing-related indicators tracking shifts in how the region's housing system.
HERC embarked on a multiyear study of student mobility in Texas and across the Houston area to better understand which students change schools and the consequences those changes have on educational outcomes.
Data gathered from this global research effort will help identify factors that support the development of social and emotional skills in students ages 10 and 15, and will provide an international context for how students exhibit these skills in their home countries.
This comprehensive study of educational equity throughout Houston ISD will provide a particular focus on understanding whether historically marginalized student populations in the district have the resources they need to be successful in the classroom and beyond.
The Urban Data Platform is a computing environment and secure data repository of research-ready geocoded data for the Houston metropolitan area, facilitating cross-disciplinary research and community investigations.