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What Are Some of Houston’s Greatest Mistakes?

We all make mistakes in our lives – we take a step one way, when we probably should have gone the other. We try to learn from those missteps and not repeat them, but sometimes, well, the lesson’s never really learned. The same can be said for communities. Some decisions we made (or didn’t make) […]


We all make mistakes in our lives – we take a step one way, when we probably should have gone the other. We try to learn from those missteps and not repeat them, but sometimes, well, the lesson’s never really learned.

The same can be said for communities. Some decisions we made (or didn’t make) in Greater Houston you might characterize as mistakes: Buildings we tore down (or left standing). Ordinances we should have passed (or rejected). An official we should have elected (or avoided).

What, in your view, is Houston’s greatest mistake? We’ll welcome answers to that question on this edition of Houston Matters, as we talk with David Bush from Preservation Houston and UH political scientist Brandon Rottinghaus.

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