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Dr. Stephen Klineberg: Lessons from 30 Years Studying a Changing Houston

For 34 years, Rice University sociologist Dr. Stephen Klineberg has examined the Greater Houston region’s economic and demographic transformations and recorded how area residents respond to them in the Kinder Houston Area Survey. There’s really no other research program quite like it anywhere in the country. To discuss what it can tell us about Houston’s […]

Stephen Klineberg of Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research speaks onstage.
Stephen Klineberg of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research speaks onstage.

For 34 years, Rice University sociologist Dr. Stephen Klineberg has examined the Greater Houston region’s economic and demographic transformations and recorded how area residents respond to them in the Kinder Houston Area Survey. There’s really no other research program quite like it anywhere in the country.

To discuss what it can tell us about Houston’s transformational changes in the last 30-plus years, and how residents and businesses in the Energy Corridor — as well as the rest of Houston – should seek to reflect those changes in the future, we hear from Dr. Klineberg.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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