Hundreds of professors across the country spend countless hours researching education, but few are likely to affect the way schools are actually run.
Maps are one way to represent how we understand a given space.
Urban inequality is not just about the concentration of poverty. It is also about the concentration of wealth. The renewed focus on wealth has received recent media attention – and rightfully so. But researchers need to take careful steps as they tell the story of wealth concentration in cities that are racially and ethnically diverse.
Bill Fulton’s been in Houston since August, listening to city leaders and planning a future for the Kinder Institute for Urban Research. Last week, at the unveiling of this year’s results of its flagship Kinder Houston Area Survey, he unveiled the organization’s long-term plan.
The survey, now in its 34th year, indicated that growing numbers of Houstonians are interested in living in dense, urban environments, and they increasingly view transit as a solution to traffic problems that have long-plagued the city.
The annual study, known as the Kinder Houston Area Survey, shines a light on how the community has evolved and the challenges it will face in the future.
Could Houston reconnect its downtown grid? If a new TxDOT plan for I-45 gets approved, midtown and downtown would look a lot more like they did in 1962.
As a kid growing up in the Houston suburbs, I couldn’t wait to move to the East Coast – anywhere on the East Coast – and live in a fast-paced city where street life thrives. As a child, I was fortunate enough to visit places like New York, Philadelphia and Boston, where residents crammed sidewalks and subways, and impressive architecture created inspiring urban vistas. I knew that’s where I wanted to be.
Cities can dramatically improve their economic competitiveness if their industries learn to collaborate, Dr. Mary Walshok said at the Kinder Institute on Thursday.
Not all suburbs are the same, and that matters for equity.
While the overall rate of job proximity in the region is positive, high-poverty and majority-minority neighborhoods are facing declines in nearby jobs
According to a new report released by the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program today, Houston is one of only two major American cities where the average income of both the city’s wealthiest (top 5%) and poorest (bottom 20%) residents increased.