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Using Children’s Photographs to Beautify Houston Freeways

Posted on · If you’ve driven the Southwest Freeway (aka US 59, aka I-69) south of downtown recently, maybe you’ve noticed a few overpasses are suddenly more colorful. The chain-link fences lining several overpasses have been threaded with bright colorful strips that together create an abstract tapestry. It’s part of a highway beautification project from Houston First Corporation, […]

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Future Transportation Plans for Houston, and The Good, Bad, and the Ugly of the News: Friday’s Show (June 9, 2017)

Posted on · The Transportation Advocacy Group (TAG) is hosting their second annual State of Mobility event on June 8, where Mayor Sylvester Turner will talk about his ideas for the future of Houston transportation. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with TAG’s executive director, Andrea French, to discuss funding the future of Mayor Turner’s vision, and […]

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Your Houston Master Plan: How Would You Design H-Town If We Had a Do-Over?

Posted on · We talk a lot about master planned communities like The Woodlands — carefully codified, mapped out, zoned, restricted — all with the goal of creating the best possible quality of life for its residents. It’s a century or more too late for the city of Houston to operate like that. We even, at times, celebrate […]