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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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Revamping Foster Care and Building Better Suburbs: Wednesday’s Show (November 30, 2016)

Posted on · In March, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals denied an attempt by the State of Texas to pause a revamp of its foster care system. The court appointed two Special Masters to oversee the system revamp. Francis McGovern and Kevin Ryan began their appointed positions in April. Then, earlier this  month, the Special Masters […]

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What Construction Trends Tell Us About Houston Neighborhoods

Posted on · Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research has released a new study examining construction trends across Harris County. It’s called “Houston in Flux: Understanding a Decade of Bayou City Development.” We learn more about it from two of the institute’s researchers: Kelsey Walker and Kyle Shelton. The researchers spent a lot of time digging through Harris County […]