Thursday, October 01, 2009

Houston culture and brand, moving Americans, HSR, rail maps, and more

Another set of smaller items:
I heard an interesting new candidate for Houston's tag line/brand/identity the other day: "Houston: A New Energy" (credit to Marc Nathan). I like that a lot. Plays off the whole Energy Capital thing, but also hints at initiatives in alternative energy, nanotech, and biotech. It also reflects the entrepreneurial energy here. Another variant would be something like "Warm Energy" to reflect the hospitality/friendliness - but that one doesn't work as well. What do you think? I'd love to hear other suggestions in the comments.

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At 5:47 AM, October 02, 2009, Blogger Alon Levy said...

The "HSR is a train wreck" article is basically quotes from Wendell Cox. It's telling that people who are actual experts about urban and transportation policies, like Anthony Perl and Vukan Vuchic, think otherwise. Perl knows damn well that Eurostar underperformed its traffic projections, but he also knows the LGV Sud-Est overperformed.

At 10:21 PM, October 07, 2009, Anonymous Evan said...

positive Energy?

the problem with having Energy in the title is that it brings connotations with it, I think.


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