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Using Green Infrastructure to Mitigate Flooding in Greater Houston

Posted on · We try all sorts of things to mitigate flooding — from limits and controls on development to improving storm water drainage capacity to other ways of maintaining and improving existing drainage systems and flood control structures. But there’s another piece of the puzzle: what you might call natural defense, or “green infrastructure.” In essence, one way to […]

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Houston’s Place in America and the World: Monday’s Show (August 29, 2016)

Posted on · All this week, NPR and public radio stations nationwide are taking part in this week’s A Nation Engaged project which asks, “What is America’s place in the world?” Well, we’re Houston Matters, your daily guide to the people, places, issues and ideas that define Greater Houston. So guess what we’ve decided to ask? Yep: “What is Houston’s […]

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Houston Matters for Tues., Nov 5, 2013

Posted on · The Houston-Galveston Area Council forecasts our region’s population could grow from the more than 6 million people living here today, to close to 10 million by the year 2040. Will we be ready for this potential population growth? What will it mean for our health, housing, transportation, economy, and environment? On this edition of Houston […]