Winter 1Q06 HighlightsThis year, I've decided to do highlight posts quarterly instead of monthly. These posts have been chosen with a particular focus on significant ideas I'd like to see kept alive for discussion and action, and they're mainly targeted at new readers who want to get caught up with a quick overview of the Houston Strategies landscape.
This also marks the one-year anniversary for Houston Strategies. I missed the exact date - March 8th - but I thought I'd go ahead and note it here. Blogger tells me I'm up to 326 posts. As always, thanks for your readership, and I hope year two is even better than year one.
- Houston makes the cover story of Governing magazine, exposing questionable TIRZ practices
- Is money in politics always bad?
- The Woodlands' inevitable annexation
- Public-private partnerships for parks
- Growing cities, sun, sprawl, cars, commutes, skills, youth, the zoning tax and housing costs
- Another option for Houston's branding identity (Engineering City)
- Houston's potential for mixed-use pedestrian districts
- Mayor White on what makes Houston special
- Winning acceptance for Richmond rail
- Managed competition for Houston city services?
- New Urbanism and the value of mobility
- Partial-day telecommuting to relieve rush hour congestion
- The return on mobility investments
- Houston lessons from the updated "Dallas at the Tipping Point"
- High-density smart growth = population implosion?
- GHP strategic plan and marketing Houston (Open City)
- City identity and attracting educated youth
- Are income disparities in Texas a bad thing?