Posted on · Episode: 2344 Transco/Williams Tower, your perfect neighborhood skyscraper. Today, a lone skyscraper.
Posted on · You might've heard the term "the last mile" in different contexts. In the transportation planning world, it refers to that beginning or ending connection a commuter has to make to get to their destination. Whether that's starting up your car for home after exiting the Park and Ride station or hoping off your bike to […]
Posted on · With the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, we thought we'd take time on this edition of Houston Matters to tell the story of a Houstonian whose life was directly affected by Castro's rise to power. As a teenager, Lorenzo Martinez was evacuated in secret from Cuba in the 1960s. What Martinez didn't know […]
Posted on · The online nonprofit publication Next City held a conference in Houston last week, which highlighted development in and around the city. We talk with Next City’s Josh Stephens about his recent article entitled "What if Houston Fell in Love with Planning?" Then we talk with architect and Houston Planning Commission member Antoine Bryant about how […]
Posted on · Ken Coleman, author, radio host and family relationship expert, says making New Year’s resolutions can often be unrealistic and often set us up for failure. Instead he advocates making “purposeful strategic and manageable goals” instead.
Posted on · Itâs elaborate, long-anticipated and years in the making. Itâs the Grand Parkway: the loop outside the loop outside the loop which, once completed will be more than 180 miles long, and cross seven different counties in its path around Houston.Â Proponents say the Grand Parkway will cut down commute time for many drivers traveling in […]
Posted on · Houston is in the top 20 when it comes to the most expensive U.S. cities in which to get married, with couples spending an average of just over $27,000 dollars to say “I do,” that’s according to annual wedding statistics from the website theknot.com. So it’s safe to say weddings are big business in Greater […]
Posted on · Houston is growing and changing like few places in the nation. But is it growing in a way that the community can support over the long haul? The Shell Center for Sustainability at Rice University is poised to release its 3rd report on Houston Sustainability Performance this week. We learned what this new report has […]