November 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:
- WSJ op-ed on Texas schools (competition debate, inc. some good stuff in the comments)
- Sprawl seems to be coded in our psyche
- Tracking cell phones for traffic reports
- The graffiti solution
- Commuter rail is the wrong ride
- The dynamics of downtown Houston
- Trading public employee raises for productivity improvements
- New Census numbers on daytime population (and what Houston's numbers indicate)
- Houston's focal point?
- Houston, meet your older brother Chicago
- The good news on property tax reform failure in Texas
- The Creative Class as saviors of old cities
- The Virtues of Sprawl
- Envision Houston, part 3 and part 4 - The Four Basic Development Models and Mixing them Houston
- The importance of keeping jobs in the core
- Sprawl and the benefits of frontage roads
- Houston political leanings: conservative or balanced?
- Annexation and city-county consolidation
- Unity vs. fragmentation in metro areas
As always, thanks for your interest in Houston Strategies.