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Houston’s Changing Neighborhoods

We’ve regularly discussed on this program the ways in which Houston has been transforming in recent years. We Houstonians have watched as our infrastructure has struggled to keep up with dramatic population growth. We’ve also both celebrated and bemoaned the reinvention of entire neighborhoods — what some see as improvements, and others dismiss as gentrification. […]

Houston Matters microphonesWe’ve regularly discussed on this program the ways in which Houston has been transforming in recent years. We Houstonians have watched as our infrastructure has struggled to keep up with dramatic population growth. We’ve also both celebrated and bemoaned the reinvention of entire neighborhoods — what some see as improvements, and others dismiss as gentrification.

Whatever it is that’s happened here in Houston has led to some areas losing one look and feel in favor of another. From the development of EaDo to changes continuing to surface in Houston’s Third Ward, we discuss what’s changing, what’s improving and what could possibly be lost as Houston’s neighborhoods continue to evolve.

We talk with Houston Chronicle real estate reporter Erin Mulvaney, and Lester King from Rice University’s Houston Sustainability Indicators Project.

MORE: Revitalization Brings Hope — and a Little Worry — to Houston's Fifth Ward (Houston Matters, June 29, 2016)

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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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