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Zoning By Other Means, and Another Genius Grant: Houston Matters Weekend for Nov. 19, 2016

Posted on · Much is made about Houston's lack of zoning. But Matthew Festa, a law professor from South Texas College of Law Houston, argues Houston doesn't really look that different from most other cities. On this edition of Houston Matters Weekend, we talk with Festa, and others around town, about whether a variety of land rules, regulations […]

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Houston Graffiti Culture: Not Just Vandalism Anymore

Posted on · One day, University of Houston student Nimra Haroon noticed the wild colors and designs on the walls of some Houston buildings, and — as a history student — she decided to learn more about the history of Houston graffiti. So she rode along with four of the city's most iconic artists. Haroon then wrote about […]

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Near Northside Housing and Graffiti Culture: Wednesday’s Show (September 9, 2015)

Posted on · Houston's Near Northside neighborhood is home to some new “affordable” housing projects, both apartments and homes, for low-income Houstonians to purchase with subsidies. But are the homes really all that affordable? We learn more about the projects on today’s Houston Matters, from Mary Lawler, Executive Director of the Avenue Community Development Corporation.