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How Could Downtown Houston Be Improved for Living and Working?

Posted on · (Photo: Derek Stokely, Houston Public Media) The Houston Downtown Management District (Downtown District) is creating a new plan for the short- and long-term future of downtown. Plan Downtown looks as far as 20 years into the future to recommend development and design improvements for downtown Houston. What kinds of things will the plan be looking […]

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Gerald D. Hines on His Life Building Houston’s Iconic Skyline

Posted on · Ever shopped at the Galleria? Gone up to the top of the 64-story Williams Tower? Or have you been inside One Shell Plaza or Pennzoil Place? So has Gerald Hines. But, the difference is he built them. In 1967, Shell Oil Company hired Hines to design and build their new downtown Houston headquarters, and he’s talking only to Houston […]

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Airport Open Line, and The Good, Bad and the Ugly of the News: Friday’s Show (March 3, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: A terminal inside Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport. Photo Courtesy: IAH Website) The City of Houston recently received a $1 million federal grant to help build roadways and utilities needed to grow Houston’s aerospace sector. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about the grant and get answers to your questions about Houston airports […]

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How Can Houston Suburbs Improve?

Posted on · A new report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research examines ways Houston suburbs can improve. The study is based on five case studies of Houston suburbs, including Sugar Land and The Woodlands. Kyle Shelton, the man behind the research, joins us to discuss how our idea of suburbs has changed over time and […]

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Why Can’t Houston Be More Like Other Cities?

Posted on · Recently, News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter noted how often she hears folks ask “why can’t Houston be more like” a city where they used to live, particularly when it comes to transportation and mass transit. We talk about such examples with Gail, as well as the city’s planning director Patrick Walsh, and Ryan Holeywell from the […]