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    • Filling Potholes: Analyzing the City of Houston's Response 

      Walker, Kelsey; Shelton, Kyle (2016)
      All mayors pledge to fix potholes. When Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner made the promise, he also created a website where citizens could track whether a pothole had been filled. The Kinder Institute conducted an independent ...
    • From Close Calls to Crashes: Infrastructure Priorities to Improve Safety For People on Bikes 

      Nostikasari, Dian; Shelton, Kyle (2018)
      Building on previous work by the Kinder Institute that captured the near-miss experiences of pedestrians and bicyclists, this report focuses on how information about daily trips can be used to improve transportation safety ...
    • Funding Primer: Harvey Relief and Recovery 

      Villegas, Carlos; Wowk, Kateryna; Shelton, Kyle; Lightbourne, Jesseca; Patterson, Grant (2017)
      This primer is intended to inform decision makers and the public about the complicated process of financing disaster response. This work shows how federal, state and local funding have provided and will provide relief to ...
    • Governing a Growing Region: Addressing Challenges of Service Provision and Development in Houston 

      Shelton, Kyle; Fulton, William; Villegas, Carlos; Krause, Matthew (2018)
      Most MUDs are on firm financial footing and effectively help communities function. But, zooming out from individual communities and taking a regional view, major issues with the regional governance system appear on the ...
    • Growing But Unequal: Mapping High Opportunity Areas and Implications for Affordable Housing 

      Nostikasari, Dian; Shelton, Kyle; Morin, Taylor; Walker, Kelsey (2017)
      This report looks at the relationship between LIHTC projects and areas receiving full points on the 2016 QAP compared to the 2017 QAP’s Opportunity Index. It finds that the bulk of LIHTC properties continue to be located ...
    • Housing Choice Voucher Mobility in Houston 

      Park, John; Shelton, Kyle (2019)
    • Houston in Flux: Understanding a Decade of Bayou City Development 

      Walker, Kelsey; Shelton, Kyle (2016)
      This report quantifies, visualizes and analyzes new construction and demolition in Harris County between 2005 and 2015. By showing both demolition and construction, this report spotlights the effects of economic booms and ...
    • Houston Region Grows More Ethnically Diverse, With Small Declines in Segregation. A Joint Report Analyzing Census Data from 1990, 2000, and 2010 

      Emerson, Michael O.; Bratter, Jenifer; Howell, Junia; Jeanty, Wilner (2012)
      Houston’s population grew substantially between 1990 and 2010. Between 2000 and 2010, the Houston metropolitan area added more people (over 1.2 million) than any other metropolitan area in the United States. That growth ...
    • Houston's Opportunity: Reconnecting Disengaged Youth and Young Adults to Strengthen Houston's Economy 

      Durand, Casey P.; Garcia, Adriana; Holeywell, Ryan; Johnson-Baker, Kimberly; O'Connell, Heather; Raker, Ethan; Wu, Jie (2016)
      Though the U.S. economy is gradually showing signs of rebounding, a group of young people known as Opportunity Youth and Young Adults (OYYA) continues to lag behind. Defined as young people ages 16 to 24 who neither work ...
    • How Public Space is Used in Ancient Cities: The Case of Songo Mnara, a Medieval Swahili City in Tanzania 

      Fleisher, Jeffrey (2013)
      This paper will discuss a number of ancient and contemporary examples of public space to explore the important distinctions between how they were planned and built, and how they were shaped by subsequent events and practices. ...
    • Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Needs Assessment: Phase One 

      Wu, Jie; Zhang, Mingming; Villegas, Carlos; Patterson, Grant; Shelton, Kyle; Love, Samantha; Lightbourne, Jesseca; Wowk, Katya (2017)
      This document represents the first phase of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research’s needs assessment work on behalf of the Greater Houston Community Foundation and the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. This fund was jointly ...
    • Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Needs Assessment: Phase Two 

      Wu, Jie; Zhang, Mingming; Park, John; Villegas, Carlos; Patterson, Grant; Shelton, Kyle (2018)
      This report represents the second phase of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research’s needs assessment work on behalf of the Greater Houston Community Foundation and the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. This document includes ...
    • Identifying Latent Transit Ridership 

      Park, John; Shelton, Kyle (2018)
      This report provides another tool for agencies to use in planning services by offering a method to show which parts of Houston METRO’s service area may have latent or untapped ridership. By analyzing the existing demographic, ...
    • Learning from Close Calls: A Glimpse Into Near-Miss Experiences 

      Nostikasari, Dian; Shelton, Kyle (2017)
      A near-miss is an incident between a pedestrian or a bicyclist and another mode of transportation — a bike, a car, or a bus/train — that results either in a crash or a situation where a pedestrian/bicyclist feels unsafe. ...
    • Lessons from Harvey: Crisis Informatics for Urban Resilience 

      Villegas, Carlos; Martinez, Matthew; Krause, Matthew (2018)
      Social media systems and crowdsourced data sites were incredibly active during Hurricane Harvey. Residents, first responders and officials all turned to these systems to impart information and make calls for assistance. ...
    • ‘Making Babies': Religion and Moral Diversity in Views on Abortion and Human Genetic Engineering 

      Laws, Terri; Emerson, Michael O.; Wadsworth, W. Duncan (2013)
      This white paper using PALS data discusses how race, gender, and frequency of attendance at worship services can impact attitudes about the morality of abortion, the use of genetic engineering to guide child characteristics ...
    • Mayoral Elections in California: 1995-2014 

      Marschall, Melissa; Lappie, John (2016)
      Political observers’ assumptions about local election trends are often based on anecdotes, incomplete observation or simply conventional wisdom. However, the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and its Center for Local ...
    • Mayoral Elections in Indiana: 2003-2015 

      Marschall, Melissa; Lappie, John (2016)
      Political observers’ assumptions about local election trends are often based on anecdotes, incomplete observation or simply conventional wisdom. However, the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and its Center for Local ...
    • Mayoral Elections in Kentucky: 2010-2014 

      Marschall, Melissa; Lappie, John (2016)
      Political observers’ assumptions about local election trends are often based on anecdotes, incomplete observation or simply conventional wisdom. However, the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and its Center for Local ...
    • Near Northside: Safer Streets, Safer Communities 

      Nostikasari, Dian; Haile, Gelila; Shelton, Kyle (2020)
      The Near Northside is a historic neighborhood in the heart of Houston. A seemingly ideal area for active living, the community has numerous community assets, commercial hubs, schools and homes within walking or biking ...