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.
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.
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.
A message from the director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research for the month of April.
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
A message from the director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research for the month of March.
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.
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.