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Workshop: 2020 State of Housing in Harris County and Houston

This webinar highlights key findings from our 2020 State of Housing in Harris County and Houston report and includes a panel discussion about the current housing situation in Houston during COVID-19

MetroLab Summit Kickoff: Building a Resilient City after Hurricane Harvey

Bill Fulton interviews Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner about the challenges and success of recovering from Hurricane Harvey.

Texas Flood Registry: Measuring the Long-Term Impacts of Major Storms

Investigators share findings from the 2020 Texas Flood Registry Report, which provides an update on the health and housing impacts of Hurricane Harvey and other major storms.

2020 State of Housing in Houston and Harris County

The Kinder Institute for Urban Research unveils key findings from its inaugural State of Housing in Houston and Harris County report. Panelists also discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on the housing system.

The Urban Sun Belt: Setting the Agenda

This webinar explores findings from a report from the Kinder Institute on the urban Sun Belt – covering such topics as demographic change, the economy, housing, and sprawl – and includes a panel discussion with urban experts.

Urban Reads: Stephen L. Klineberg, Prophetic City: Houston on the Cusp of a Changing America

Founding Director Stephen L. Klineberg shares insights from his new book, "Prophetic City: Houston on the Cusp of a Changing America," which tracks the progress of Houston during almost four decades of remarkable economic, demographic and technological change.

2020 Kinder Institute Lunch-Out

Stephen L. Klineberg presents findings from the 39th Kinder Houston Area Survey, and The Rev. William A. Lawson is honored for his more than 60 years of service to Houston and its people.

Linking Quality Transportation and Affordable Housing

This webinar from LINK Houston and the Kinder Institute highlights findings from a new report on where public transportation overlaps with existing affordable housing in Harris County and the City of Houston. It also presents new tools for practitioners.

Kinder Institute Forum: Mitchell J. Silver, Parks and Public Space, What's Next?

New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver discusses how designers must plan and design equitable, inclusive and fun places for urban residents.

Urban Reads: Steven Higashide, Better Buses, Better Cities

Steven Higashide shares the positive change investing in a bus transportation system can bring to cities like Houston, especially in combating the climate crisis and improving a city's resilience.

Kinder Institute Forum: Eric Klinenberg, Palaces for the People

Eric Klinenberg discusses the amazing power of the public library system, as well as the biggest threats to this vital and sorely neglected part of America's social infrastructure.

Kinder Institute Forum: Henry Cisneros, Building Equitable Cities

Former San Antonio Mayor and Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros addresses how cities will solve the nation's inequality issues.

Kinder Institute Forum: Maurice Cox, Designing for Equity

Detroit's director of planning and development Maurice Cox discusses creative design and community engagement as strategies for long-term equitable development.

Urban Reads: Mick Cornett, The Next American City

Four-term Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett speaks on the importance of cities investing in themselves in order to attract people.

Urban Reads: Jeff Speck, I-45 meets the Walkable City

During his Urban Reads presentation, Jeff Speck shares the positive and negative aspects of TxDOT's proposed I-45 expansion for Houston.

Kinder Institute Forum: Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law

Richard Rothstein, an accomplished scholar of education and housing policy and a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, discusses how laws and policies at the federal, state and local levels have promoted and enforced the residential racial segregation that exists today.