Near Northside residents’ perception of safety and the quality of streets and sidewalks are assessed in a pair of new reports from the Kinder Institute. The findings show subpar infrastructure and fears of crime and cars are endangering many in the neighborhood.
The Kinder Institute for Urban Research is launching a new survey to better understand housing and neighborhood challenges faced by those living with disabilities in Houston.
Extensions of light rail service in areas with easy access to Houston’s major job centers have brought residential and commercial development to those areas. Researchers at the Kinder Institute wanted to find out if and how transit investments impact patterns of gentrification in the city.
Small businesses are only as successful as the policy, investment and regulatory environment they operate in. For small enterprises especially, flexibility and nimbleness are critical to growth. To thrive, clear pathways must exist for firms, regardless of size, to effectively scale, expand operations and further contributions to the economy, through new jobs, tax revenue streams and technological innovation.
By most measures, Texas might be the least likely source for new methods of refugee resettlement to arise today.
Researchers at Columbia University and Boston University found expanding Medicaid in America may help reduce eviction rates.
The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program offers subsidy recipients the advantage and freedom to choose a rental location, unlike other project-based affordable housing programs
On Saturday, Kinder Institute for Urban Research staff and community volunteers came together at the BakerRipley Leonel Castillo Community Center to conduct a walking and biking infrastructure survey of the Near Northside neighborhood.
One researcher offers new insights into opportunity, comparing Germany and the United States.
While Houston's diversity is helping close racial divides, the class divides are growing increasingly wider.
The Kinder Houston Area Survey shows more people believe schools need more money to provide quality education.
More Houstonians are bringing diversity into their homes through friendships and romantic relationships, according to a new survey.
For 38 years, Rice University's Kinder Houston Area Survey has tracked the social changes and political perspectives of Bayou City residents.
After following Texas eighth-graders for twelve years after their high school graduation, the Houston Education Research Consortium found that 29 percent of Texas graduates get post-secondary degrees.
Houston's economy is known for oil, gas and energy, but the local economy is built on much more, including small manufacturers.