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Whats Houston’s Economic and Developmental Plan for The Future?

Posted on · In previous programs we’ve discussed Plan Houston, the first general plan the city has ever undertaken. The city has high hopes of using the plan to guide it for decades. Some of the plan’s bullet points include broad aspirations such as having “a thriving local arts and creative community” and “a skilled and talented workforce.” Then […]

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Houston Hacks, and Houston’s Plan: Friday’s Show (December 2, 2016)

Posted on · We all have little tricks to make our lives in Houston easier. Maybe yours include avoiding crowds by shopping for groceries during a Texans game. Or maybe you know a special shortcut around traffic. On this edition of Houston Matters, we invite you to share your Houston life hacks and we hear some suggestions from […]

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City Council Members Express Concerns Over Plan Houston

Posted on · Five members of Houston’s City Council Wednesday (Sept. 23, 2015) used the council’s tag rule to delay a vote to adopt a General Plan. We hear the concerns a pair of council members raised last week about Plan Houston, and then talk about it with Houston city planner Patrick Walsh, and Joe Webb, the Chairman of […]

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Remembering Rita and Plan Houston: Thursday’s Show (September 24, 2015)

Posted on · Hurricane Rita made landfall ten years ago today. Fearing the worst, on the heels of Katrina, officials ordered a mass evacuation, which turned out, in many ways, to be more damaging than the storm itself. An estimated 2.5 million people tried to clear out ahead of what was initially a category five hurricane. Rita weakened […]

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What’s in Houston’s New General Plan and Bike Plan?

Posted on · Part of the equation in improving Houston’s infrastructure around biking and walking rests at the feet of the city’s planning department. Currently under construction is both the city’s new general plan, called Plan Houston, and the city’s new bike plan. So far, Plan Houston has issued twelve draft policy directives and the accompanying strategies to implement […]