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Report: Houston Growth Is Unsustainable Without Government Reforms

A study from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research analyzed what changes need to be made for cities and counties to grow sustainably.

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A new report says, as Houston continues to grow, its local governments are struggling to provide services to residents in an equitable and cost-effective way.

The study, from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, analyzed how cities, counties, and Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs) relate to one another and provide services.

The report found current systems of providing roads, flood control, public health, courts, law enforcement and quality of life services in Greater Houston all need various reforms in order for the region to grow sustainably.

In the audio above, we talk with Kyle Shelton about what specific reforms are needed.

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