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  • Deputy Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research

Kyle Shelton is the deputy director at Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research, where he leads research on urban development, transportation and placemaking, as well as on urban and metropolitan governance. Shelton has a Ph.D. in american history from The University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on how the intersections of transportation, urban development and policy shape the built and natural environments of cities in the past and today. He is the author of Power Moves: Transportation, Politics and Development in Houston. His areas of expertise include transportation, urban development and planning policy.

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