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    • 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 ...
    • Neighborhood Gentrification across Harris County: 1990 to 2016 

      Choudary, Wendie; Wu, Jie; Zhang, Mingming (2018)
      The purpose of this framing report is to document recent neighborhood changes indicative of gentrification and to inform the development of strategies to support equitable revitalization instead. This report uses data from ...
    • Neighborhood Voices: Using Community Engagement to Address Transportation, Infrastructure and Safety Concerns in Near Northside, Houston 

      Nostikasari, Dian; Haile, Gelila; Shelton, Kyle (2020)
      Over the span of 11 months, the Kinder Institute for Urban Research collaborated with various community partners such as LINK Houston, BakerRipley and the University of Houston's Psychological Health and Learning Sciences ...
    • Planning From Inside Out: Using Community Responses to Address Transportation, Infrastructure and Safety Concerns 

      Nostikasari, Dian; Patterson, Grant; Shelton, Kyle (2018)
      Building on previous Kinder Institute work about how to improve safety for all road users, this report uses input from residents to highlight problem areas and safety concerns in Houston’s Gulfton neighborhood. The information ...
    • Refugee Realities: Between National Challenges and Local Responsibilities in Houston, TX 

      Digilov, Yan; Sharim, Yehuda; Wu, Jie (2018)
      This report examines the U.S. refugee resettlement program and contextualizes legislation that forces employment within days of arrival at the cost of future prosperity. We explore the consequences of such a resettlement ...
    • Religious Change and Continuity in the United States: 2006-2012 

      Emerson, Michael O.; Essenburg, Laura J. (2013)
      Examining the same adult Americans from 2006 to 2012, this report explores how Americans have changed and stayed the same in their religious beliefs and practices. We find that 15% of adult Americans switched religious ...
    • Rethinking Disaster Recovery and Mitigation Funding in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey 

      Villegas, Carlos; Wowk, Kateryna; Shelton, Kyle; Lightbourne, Jesseca (2018)
      This research brief provides context about how the recovery process is unfolding in the Hurricane Harvey-affected region and how the area can prevent a similar situation from happening again. It examines how localities, ...
    • Safe Streets, Safe Communities: Walking and Biking Infrastructure in Gulfton 

      Nostikasari, Dian; Haile, Gelila; Patterson, Grant; Malek, Gabriel; Walkin, Isabela; Shelton, Kyle (2019)
      Efforts to improve street safety in the Houston region are tied to residents’ ability to access socioeconomic opportunities using different travel modes. Gulfton has the potential to be a more walkable neighborhood because ...
    • Shifting Gears: Framing Bike-sharing Trends in Sun Belt Cities 

      Walker, Kelsey; Shelton, Kyle (2015)
      While bike-sharing is typically framed as a means of transportation for weekday commuters, a new analysis of the programs in Austin, Denver, Fort Worth, and Houston indicates that users frequently turn to bike-sharing for ...
    • Staying at home may have saved 4,533 lives in Harris County so far 

      Wu, Jie; Zhang, Mingming; Wang, Katie (2020)
      Based on epidemiologists’ COVID-19 models, the Kinder Institute's Houston Community Data Connections Team estimated the number of hospitalizations and deaths that can be prevented in Harris County between March 24 and June ...
    • Streetlights in the City: Understanding the Distribution of Houston Streetlights 

      O'Connell, Heather (2017)
      There are at least 173,724 streetlights in the city of Houston, or about 15 streetlights per mile of roadway in the average Houston neighborhood. But there is wide variation in streetlight density across those neighborhoods. ...
    • Taking Stock: Housing Trends in the Houston Area 

      Walker, Kelsey (2017)
      The Houston area confronts major demographic change and sustained population growth coupled with increasing economic inequality and quickly shifting development patterns. Providing a range of housing options that satisfy ...
    • The 2020 State of Housing in Harris County and Houston 

      Shelton, Kyle; Park, John; Villegas, Carlos; Guajardo, Luis; Servidio, Chris; Zhang, Zhiyan (2020)
      The Kinder Institute's inaugural State of Housing in Harris County and Houston report provides a consistent and accessible baseline of information about housing-related issues to all Houstonians. This report will be updated ...
    • The efficacy of preparing for natural disasters 

      Stein, Robert; Buzcu-Given, Birnur; Duenas-Osorio, Leonardo; Subramanian, Devika (2013)
      Previous research has identified a host of actions individuals take in preparation for pending natural disasters. We do not know, however, how these preparations affect outcomes, including property damage, personal injury ...
    • The Houston Pension Question: How the City’s Pension Liability Grew and the Options for Reform 

      Kinder Institute for Urban Research (2016)
      Houston today faces an increasing unfunded liability for its employee pensions that totals at least $3.9 billion, as of 2015, up from $212 million in 1992. If no action is taken, that unfunded liability (officially known ...
    • The Maker Economy: The Growing Demand of Small Urban Manufacturers in Houston 

      Villegas, Carlos A.; Servidio, Chris; Yelvington, Allison (2019)
      While Houston’s small urban manufacturing sector is clearly on the rise, policymakers, stakeholders, and even consumers recognize that there remains an overall lack of knowledge around the industry. Contributing to this ...
    • The Process of Minority Incorporation in Local Politics and Government 

      Marschall, Melissa; Mikulska, Anna (2013)
      Despite the fact that more than nine in ten black elected officials represent local rather than federal or state government, the study of minority representation in American local politics and elections has been a ...