Exciting Spring for the Kinder Institute for Urban Research

Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research has a busy spring lined up. Through its cutting-edge research, the “think-and-do tank” addresses important urban policy issues and provides relevant information to governing decision-makers that benefit communities in the Greater Houston Area,… Continue Reading

Urban Review: The Disaster Mitigation Payoff, Fixing California’s Housing Crisis and Atlanta’s Deadly Bus Stops

This weeks round up asks how cost effective are mitigation strategies, where infant mortality rates in Texas are highest and looks at other important urban insights and challenges from the Sun Belt and beyond. Continue Reading

Weekly Roundup: A Plausible Alternative To High School Suspensions

Ryan Holeywell | September 9, 2016
Historically, when a student acted out in school, he’d faced suspension. Today that’s no longer the case, with more districts instead experimenting with ‘restorative justice.’ Continue Reading

Weekly Roundup: How Welfare Reform Changed the Nation

Ryan Holeywell | August 26, 2016
Twenty years ago, Bill Clinton signed welfare reform into law. Though fewer people are on welfare today, the reforms haven’t saved the federal government money, and poverty is higher than it was 20 years ago, according to Washington Post analysis. Continue Reading

Weekly Roundup: How Parking Became One of Urban Planners’ Biggest Enemies

Ryan Holeywell | August 19, 2016
More than 30 percent of the area in many downtown cores is taken up by parked vehicles. Today, many planners are hellbent on doing something about it. Continue Reading