July highlightsTime again for the monthly ritual. Near the first of every month, I'll be adding a post highlighting key posts from the previous month(s), with a particular focus on significant ideas I'd like to see kept alive for discussion and action. The main page will only show about a month's worth of entries, and I know most new readers won't go back into the monthly archives linked at the bottom of the right-side column, so here are the highlights.
July turned out to be a banner month both hits-wise and in the number of posts that seem to merit "highlight" status. I doubt I will be able to keep up this level of productivity in future months, so the highlights list will probably slim down in the future.
- A hypothesis on the deeper psychology of rail
- I45 expansion plans and Woodland Heights
- Fixing IAH terminal confusion
- Handicapping the 2016 Summer Olympics
- A balanced view of New Urbanism
- Routing the new east-west light rail line and Afton Oaks followup
- Misleading STPP stats on transportation costs
- An innovative idea for Metro LRT/BRT stations: taxis
- Jobs in the core: Houston vs. other cities
- Creative ways to fund more police
- Houston's new transit plan plus rail risks and other risks
- Mayor White gets it right on sprawl and followup
- Why does Houston have such a great restaurant scene?
- A win-win-win strategy for Big Oil, Houston, and developing countries
- Recapturing gambling dollars from Louisiana
- Keys to unlock our gridlock (includes a link to the 3-part series)
- April Fools: Houston embraces "New Weather Urbanism"
- Improving managed lanes in Houston
- Reducing pass-through truck traffic MaX lanes (last 2 paragraphs)
- Does Houston have a sense of 'sacredness'?
- An education strategy for Texas
- Making Houston a global financial hub
- Realistically repurposing the Astrodome
- Venture capital in Houston
- Relieving the north-south traffic bottleneck
- A new UH - Institute of Technology campus?
As always, thanks for your interest in Houston Strategies.