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Houston's Big Green Transformation

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 01.20.2017 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

"Houston is definitely the city to watch," says nationally recognized design critic Alexandra Lange. The car-centric, zoning-averse city (the fourth-l...

Designed for Democracy: When Public Goes Private a Park Loses Its Heart

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Nationally, in the wake of urban growth and renewal, there is considerable debate about whether public parks and open space should be given away or sold to for-profit enterprises. Are they valuable civic resources or just places to put stuff?