Jerald Jackson

Many of the major issues confronting Houston and other cities can be viewed as questions of governance. As part of the Urban and Metropolitan Governance program, researchers examine how Houston runs and how it can run better.

The Urban and Metropolitan Governance (U&MG) Program conducts research on emerging governance issues, convenes stakeholders in the region to discuss this research, and then works to implement the most promising solutions. 

The team has conducted research on pension reform that helped guide the local conversation, as well as essential framing reports on government collaboration, land-use regulations and other governance issues in an effort to build better systems that meet diverse needs.

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Kyle Shelton

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Director of Strategic Partnerships, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
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Team

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Carlos Villegas

  • Staff Researcher, Urban and Metropolitan Governance
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