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These dams needed replacing 15 years ago. Now Texas will drain four lakes instead — causing other problems.

This story was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.

The dam at Lake McQueeny, near Seguin
News Story
: Sep 11, 2019
Hurricane Harvey, Urban Planning

Flood buyout recipients likely to move to equally flood-prone, whiter, wealthier areas, study shows

Rice University researchers found flood victims accept federal buyouts as long as their new neighborhood is whiter and wealthier than their former. 

Car under flood water floodwater
News Story
: Sep 5, 2019
Housing, Hurricane Harvey


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The urban debate involving scooters, bikes, pedestrians and cars needs to be reframed

From Central Park West to San Diego’s hip North Park neighborhood, cities are removing parking spaces, replacing them with bike lanes, and getting pushback from residents and business owners. 

Copenhagen residents bicycle through the city. Image via flickr/Colville-Andersen.
Urban Edge: Aug 27, 2019
Kids working in class
Kinder Institute Research
: Aug 22, 2019