Where we live is often linked to how we live, making housing policy a critical and complicated tool of government.

Latest Urban Edge Stories

Efforts to preserve affordable housing must be mindful of transit, quality and flood risk

A recent Kinder Institute report discussed strategies for preserving affordable housing, particularly Harris County’s vast supply of so-called “naturally affordable” units. But knowing which properties should be preserved is a challenge, and the resources committed to preservation tend to be very limited. 

Urban Edge: Mar 14, 2022

Houston’s newest housing development is big on neighborly ties

During the February freeze last year, stories of neighbor helping neighbor were easy to find. Residents with electricity offered up extension cords to charge phones, lent out gas generators to keep heaters going, delivered hot cocoa to keep their spirits up, or simply opened their homes for a few hours or a few days to provide shelter. But what if we didn’t wait until the next disaster to really know and help our neighbors?

Urban Edge: Feb 10, 2022


Bill Fulton

William Fulton

  • Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
  • Research Oversight Committee, Urban Data Platform
  • Publisher, Urban Edge Blog
Luis Guajardo

Luis Guajardo

  • Urban Policy Research Manager, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
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John Park

  • Senior Research Fellow, Development, Transportation and Placemaking, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Steve Sherman

Stephen Averill Sherman

  • Research Fellow, Kinder Institute for Urban Research