Urban inequality is not just about the concentration of poverty, but also the concentration of wealth
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.
Q&A with Kinder Institute Director Bill Fulton: The Path Forward
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.
Global Lens, Local Focus: How Brownsville turned tragedy into opportunity
Site of tragedy now showing signs of life.
Survey Results Shared at the 2015 Kinder Institute Luncheon
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.
Q&A with Stephen Klineberg: Kinder Houston Area Survey 2015
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.
Can you design a city by playing with toys? James Rojas thinks so.
Most adults aren’t interested in playing with toys. James Rojas hopes to change their minds. After all, he says, the future of their cities might depend on it.
Pierce Elevated May Go Back to 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.
Houston Business and Civic Leader aim to Close the Skills Gap
In Houston, there’s a growing recognition that offering training to fill “middle skills” jobs can strengthen the local economy and improve the earnings of residents.
Director's Address - April 2015
A message from the director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research for the month of April.
Ryan Holeywell Joins the Kinder Institute for Urban Research
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.
Reinventing Economies: An academic round table discussion with Mary Walshok
Cities can dramatically improve their economic competitiveness if their industries learn to collaborate, Dr. Mary Walshok said at the Kinder Institute on Thursday.
Should Minority Houstonians be Moving to Newer Suburbs?
Not all suburbs are the same, and that matters for equity.
Connecting Job Proximity and Gentrification: What's going on Houston?
While the overall rate of job proximity in the region is positive, high-poverty and majority-minority neighborhoods are facing declines in nearby jobs
Director's Address - March 2015
A message from the director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research for the month of March.
87% of New Texans Live in Big Metros
Last year, almost 40% of all U.S. population growth occurred in large metropolitan areas in the three largest Sun Belt states – Texas, Florida, and California.
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