Sunday, October 13, 2013

Revising the city charter, low CoL = high SoL, peak sprawl, big exports, big data, and save the birds

Getting back to our backlog of smaller misc items this week:
Finally, a small plug for a good cause.  When was the last time you dressed up with the significant other and went to a fun fancy charity gala?  Houston Audubon is having their annual fundraising "For the Birds" gala this Thursday at the Houston Country Club and tickets are still available at $100 - very reasonable compared to most Houston charity galas.  You might even get a sweet deal at their charity auction while you're there.  Do some good and earn bonus points with the S.O. at the same time - two birds with one stone, so to speak, although the actual stoning of birds at the event is significantly frowned upon... ;-)

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3 Comments:

At 5:48 PM, October 16, 2013, Anonymous Rich Robins said...


Of potential interest, here's a new article by a thinktank scholar who advocates the privatization of public transport assets:

http://www.nationalreview.com/agenda/361444/clifford-winston-privatization-and-deregulation-us-transportation-sector-reihan-salam

Can light rail be deployed privately yet feasibly though? Rail offers advantages in terms of savings and pollution:

http://www.facebook.com/hmrdev

but Metro sure does seem fond of making the endeavor expensive.

 
At 1:52 AM, October 18, 2013, Anonymous Jarrett Martin said...

Hey Long time reader, just wanted to make sure you saw this.
http://one.arch.tamu.edu/media/cms_page_media/2013/10/8/ULI_report.pdf

 
At 8:16 PM, October 18, 2013, Blogger Tory Gattis said...

Thanks for sharing the link, Jarrett. Very interesting. I might be involved in a project in that area of downtown...

 

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