Next Great American City, H-town vs. Portland, cistern update, and moreBack from the cool mountains and blogging again. Just a few small items this week:
- This profile of Portland has a lot of comparisons to Houston. In fact, he notes that our densities are similar, while - surprise! - Houston's congestion and pollution is lower!
- Smithsonian magazine on What Makes Houston the Next Great American City. I think they should have replaced "Next" with "Best" or at least "Newest" ;-) Good profile covering four different perspectives/stories.
- An update on Houston's cistern, including a very cool 3D fly-thru video. Here's my original post on the topic including a suggested re-use. Update: Lisa Gray's column on what to do with the cistern.
- A reader submitted this blog post on Houston as the global epicenter of the oil and gas industry. Sometimes it's easy to forget how truly massive the industry is and how lucky we are to have it clustered in Houston.