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Featuring discussion about transportation, urban planning, education and public health, among other topics. If you're interested in cities, this is the show for you. Produced by Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

Featuring discussion about transportation, urban planning, education and public health, among other topics. If you're interested in cities, this is the show for you. Produced by Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
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Houston, TX

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Featuring discussion about transportation, urban planning, education and public health, among other topics. If you're interested in cities, this is the show for you. Produced by Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

Language:

English


Episodes

March 2018 - Homeownership Disparities and Resilient Cities

3/6/2018
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First, sit in on a homebuyer workshop hosted by the Houston NAACP that aims to get 100 new black homeowners in the city by the end of the year, despite large homeownership gaps between white and black residents here and across the country. Then, talk with resiliency expert Harriet Tregoning about why transit, equity and smart growth are essential for resilient cities and life after her time at HUD.

Duration:00:27:54

January 2018 - Houston Highways, Hopes and History

1/30/2018
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First, tour one of the Houston neighborhoods in the path of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project and see how community groups are hoping to make it work for them. Then, listen in as Kyle Shelton discusses his new book on Houston's transportation history and politics.

Duration:00:27:48

April 18, 2017 - Houston, You're a Bit Dense

4/17/2017
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Houston has long been known as one of the country's sprawl capitals. But did you know some parts of the city have higher levels of density than Chicago? Kinder Institute researcher Kelsey Walker discusses those neighborhoods, and her new study, "Taking Stock: Housing Trends in the Houston Area."

Duration:00:13:57

March 14, 2017 - Houston's Affordable Housing Crisis

3/13/2017
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Historically, Houston has been one of the country's most affordable large cities. But today, housing costs are soaring, leaving many residents in the lurch. The Kinder Institute's Ryan Holeywell, Leah Binkovitz and Kyle Shelton discuss the size of the area's affordable housing crunch and explain ways Houston and other cities can address the problem.

Duration:00:20:30