Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Prop 1, TX vs. NYC, #1 shopping, JFK+Rice, and more

I had a tough time deciding this week between discussing the Geoffrey West/"A Physicist Solves the City" NYT story or another group of small misc items.  Since I figure this is a holiday week when people might have more time to follow links and read more, the misc items won out.  I'll post on the West article next week.
"Houston comes in at No. 1 one the list. “Houston might be a big city, and sure you can spend days buying up the shopping malls, but for me the best thing has always been the boutiques that are somehow both 100% Southern and completely chic,” says stylist Kate Barash, a Houston native now living in Los Angeles."
And passing along some links from the Houston Digital Ambassador newsletter:

Houston ranks 10th in U.S. for high-tech jobs! http://bit.ly/gTfBBE  


Houston and three other Texas cities dominate Top 15 best recovery cities, according to Brookings Inst. http://bit.ly/eFNYHA. Full report: http://bit.ly/gTAsBB.
  
NY Times highlights Houston’s sustainability efforts http://nyti.ms/gKLHYH

·         National thought leader Joel Kotkin considers Houston part of a new wave of “efficient cities” http://bit.ly/gCr7Zc

Finally, a rather, um..., eclectic video titled "In Love with Friedrich Hayek".  What does it have to do with Houston? Watch and you'll see (hint: go 1:27 into the video and see what you recognize)  It seems appropriate to me that a love letter to the patron saint of free markets and capitalism would be filmed in Houston.  I haven't checked out the rest of her YouTube channel, but if you come across any good ones of Houston, let me know in the comments.

And, to all my readers: thanks for your readership in 2010, and may you - and all of Houston - have a very happy new year in 2011!

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3 Comments:

At 6:00 PM, December 28, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obligatory link:

http://xkcd.com/793/

jt

 
At 7:58 PM, December 28, 2010, Blogger Alon Levy said...

The same people who love Sunbelt cities with zero or negative economic growth are often the first to blast Europe for having less economic growth than they'd like.

 
At 9:58 PM, December 28, 2010, Blogger Tory Gattis said...

Damn, that's funny, jt! Thanks for the link.

 

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