William Fulton is the director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University and the author of Guide to California Planning and The Reluctant Metropolis. Fulton came to Rice University from California where he served as the planning director for the City of San Diego. He formerly served as mayor, deputy mayor and a member of the city council in the City of Ventura, Calif.
Leah Binkovitz is the senior editor for the Kinder Institute and its Urban Edge blog. She previously covered Fort Bend County for the Houston Chronicle. Before that, she was a journalism fellow in Washington, D.C., where she reported for the Washington Post and NPR. Binkovitz earned her bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley and her master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.
Kyle Shelton is the director of strategic partnerships at the Kinder Institute. Shelton has a PhD in American History from University of Texas-Austin. His research focuses on how the intersections of transportation, urban development, and politics shape the built and natural environments of cities in the past and today.