Last updated, Jun 18, 15.
Houston’s monthly meeting of the urban, eco, creative, and hungry minds
Last updated, Sep 05, 13.
Nurturing the growth of a sustainable local food system, accessible to all, through education, collaboration, communication, & creation of a food policy council
Steve Hawley, Nov 03, 09.
Agricultural urbanism is much more systematic and planned than urban agriculture, and it applies the New Urbanist idea of transects to food production.
Kristen Wright, Aug 17, 09.
The Fort Bend county commissioner talks about TPC, the Grand Parkway, Livable Centers, and transit systems in Harris and Fort Bend counties.
The Citizens Vision for Houston was created by Blueprint Houston through a long series of public events in order to inform the General Plan for Houston's Future
Houston Tomorrow has released its report "Vision Zero: Toward a Vision Zero Action Plan for the City of Houston"
Choose to dedicate your donation to Houston Tomorrow's work on food policy, streets and transportation, children in nature, or long-term vision.
Jay Blazek Crossley, Oct 08, 15.
Calling all urbanists and conservationists, join us for the conference that explores human habitat, biodiversity, and optimizing connectivity for all.
Jay Blazek Crossley, Sep 28, 15.
The Houston Tomorrow Catalyst Awards recognize and honor those whose ideas and actions change and improve the quality of Houstonians’ lives.
Jay Blazek Crossley, Aug 17, 15.
To celebrate and explore Metro's New Bus Network, we launched the Houston Tomorrow Department of Transportation New Bus Challenge. Try it out.
Last updated, Jun 12, 15.
Houston Tomorrow and H-GAC co-host monthly lunch meetings to discuss urban planning, transportation, and quality of life issues.
Jay Blazek Crossley, May 27, 15.
The Houston Tomorrow Department of Transportation will present a briefing on the Neighborhood Greenways proposal for the Houston region.
Jay Blazek Crossley, Feb 24, 15.
Wednesday, February 25, Noon H-GAC Building, 2nd Floor, 3555 Timmons Ln.
David Crossley, Dec 19, 14.
Houston Tomorrow believes Houston can have the best quality of life in the United States, and we're working on that.
Houston Tomorrow believes cities should have a general plan for the future that’s based on citizen vision, values, and goals.
Houston Tomorrow believes your neighborhood should be a place you love that’s safe, convenient, and affordable.
Houston Tomorrow has joined the movement called Houston Needs a Swimming Hole and will be the fiscal partner
Jay Blazek Crossley, Aug 08, 14.
Join us in Brenham to discuss forming new ag coops & local food hubs. Local lunch by Funky Art Cafe. Tour of Home Sweet Farm Market and Brazos Valley Brewery.
Jay Blazek Crossley, Jul 19, 14.
We want all local governments and transportation agencies to prioritize completing the five-line high-capacity transit system the voters approved in 2003.
Jay Blazek Crossley, Jun 06, 14.
Write the Houston congressional delegation today (by June 9th) to stop an attempt to arbitrarily limit on Houston's future transit expansion in a federal bill.
Jay Blazek Crossley, Feb 25, 14.
Write the Transportation Policy Council today to oppose another wasteful highway across the Katy Prairie. We oppose this public expenditure.
Jay Blazek Crossley, Jan 30, 14.
Sam Lott explains the Houston region must realize that it cannot continue to expand highway capacity & must build effective transit to avoid congestion.
Jay Blazek Crossley, Jan 07, 14.
The Houston Food Policy Workgroup Quarterly Traveling Meeting on Tue, Jan 21 will be a summit of chefs, farmers, and restauranteurs at Hay Merchant in Montrose.
Jay Blazek Crossley, Nov 15, 13.
All Houstonians are urged to comment today on the City of Houston Design Manual. Houston Tomorrow comments included below.
Jay Blazek Crossley, Oct 02, 13.
The 2013 Houston Tomorrow Catalyst Awards recognized those leading improvements in Houston's quality of life.
Matt Dietrichson, Sep 05, 13.
The staff, board, and volunteers of Houston Tomorrow work every day to improve the quality of life for all the people of the Houston region.
Jay Blazek Crossley, Jul 03, 13.
Neighborhood Greenways will complement the Bayou Greenways program & provide all Houston children with safe walk and bike infrastructure in their neighborhoods.
Matt Dietrichson, May 18, 13.
Your deductible donation will be matched by George Mitchell if you invest in a better quality of life for all the people of the Houston region today.
Matt Dietrichson, May 10, 13.
Join the growing coalition asking our city officials to build road networks that are safer, more livable, and welcoming to everyone.
Jay Blazek Crossley, Jan 10, 13.
The public comment opportunity closes on Friday, January 11 at midnight on the City of Houston Inner West Loop Mobility Study and we encourage you to do so.
Jay Blazek Crossley, Dec 20, 12.
Houston Tomorrow received a three-year, $150,000 grant from the Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation to support sustainable development in the Houston region.
Jay Blazek Crossley, Sep 19, 12.
Houston Tomorrow and the Citizens' Transportation Coalition's grassroots efford to vote against the Metro referendum and open the door to fair transit funding.
Jay Blazek Crossley, Sep 05, 12.
Register Today - $60 includes lunch at the Roof at the Westin Oaks Galleria and a serious discussion of sustainability and business
David Crossley, Jun 05, 12.
Let's spend our transit taxes for transit!
Jay Blazek Crossley, May 07, 12.
For years, one fourth of Houston's transit sales taxes have been diverted away from transit projects. We can fix this mistake this year!
Jay Blazek Crossley, Apr 25, 12.
Presented by Houston Tomorrow and Metro, Sponsored by Daniel P. Barnum FAIA, TSU Center for Transportation Training & Research
Last updated April 4, 2012, Jan 23, 12.
Houston Tomorrow hosts the Distinguished Speaker Series several times each year.
Jay Blazek Crossley, Jan 05, 12.
Houston Tomorrow goes over the top to meet Mitchell Challenge Grant!
Jay Blazek Crossley, Oct 04, 11.
Dean Steiner will discuss his latest book, Design for a Vulnerable Planet, and his ideas for a sustainable future based on new regionalism.
Jay Blazek Crossley, Jun 01, 11.
Houston Tomorrow is the official nonprofit of the 2011 Free Press Summerfest and we are hosting the People Powered Parade for Complete Streets
Jay Blazek Crossley, May 31, 11.
Metro's George Greanias discussed Metro's long range plan during Houston Tomorrow's May 25th Livable Houston Initiative event.
Jay Blazek Crossley, May 18, 11.
Would you spend $350 million of the Texas Mobility Fund to improve access & quality of life for Houstonians, or for a speculative development toll road?
Jay Blazek Crossley, May 03, 11.
The Houston Tomorrow Distinguished Speaker Series presents Gregg Logan on MetroCores, Wednesday, May 4
Elizabeth Campbell, Jun 28, 10.
Houston Tomorrow helps make sense of the City of Houston's budget including visual representations of funds and expenses.
Elizabeth Campbell, Jun 25, 10.
City Council passes the FY2011 budget after discussing the ninety-six proposed amendments.
Jay Blazek Crossley, Jun 22, 10.
Harris County Commissioners Court approved the Capital Improvement Plan and discussed many budgetary issues, the hiring freeze, and the Sheriff's authority.
Elizabeth Campbell, Jun 16, 10.
Mayor Annise Parker and Members of the City Council met to begin a series of discussions regarding proposed amendments to the FY2011 City Budget.
Elizabeth Campbell, Jun 11, 10.
Budget presentations by Fire, Legal, Parks and Recreation, General Services and City Council.
Elizabeth Campbell, Jun 10, 10.
Departmental budget presentations were given by HR, Finance, ARA, the Mayor's Office, the Houston Emergency Center, and Affirmative Action.
Elizabeth Campbell, Jun 08, 10.
Departmental budget presentations were given by Solid Waste Management, Health and Human Services, and the Houston Airport System.
Elizabeth Campbell, Jun 03, 10.
Budget presentations from City of Houston Information Technology, Municipal Courts, and Convention & Entertainment Facilities.
Elizabeth Campbell, Jun 02, 10.
Budget presentations by the Office of the City Controller and the Houston Public Library.
Elizabeth Campbell, Jun 01, 10.
The Planning and Development Department, PW&E, and HPD present before City Council.
Vilas Bhuchar, Apr 26, 10.
TPC members delayed voting on a 2011-2014 TIP draft, partly because projects like the Grand Parkway were left out of it.
Vilas Bhuchar, Feb 12, 10.
Harris County Commissioners Court approved a resolution to pay $50K in dues to join the Texas High Speed Rail and Transportation Corporation.
Vilas Bhuchar, Jan 27, 10.
Harris County Commissioners Court approved revised articles of incorporation and bylaws of the Gulf Coast Community and Recovery District, Inc.
Last updated, Jan 27, 10.
Houston Tomorrow publishes notes from the Technical Advisory Committee, Transportation Policy Council, City Council, and Harris County Commissioners Court.
Vilas Bhuchar, Jan 25, 10.
TPC discussed the US 290 interchange project, round 2 of ARRA, and an Air Quality Progress Report for the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria region.
Vilas Bhuchar, Dec 23, 09.
Harris County Commissioners Court dismissed Grand Parkway condemnation lawsuits and deferred action on a Gulf Coast recovery district until January.
Vilas Bhuchar, Dec 21, 09.
TPC discussed the City of Waller Livable Centers Study, City of Conroe Transit Plan, 2010 Census implications, ARRA status, and transportation financing cuts.
Jay Blazek Crossley, Dec 07, 09.
Houston Tomorrow launches its Houston Neighborhoods project in January 2010 to provide tools for stronger communities to neighborhoods and civic associations
Vilas Bhuchar, Nov 23, 09.
TPC discussed the Regional Safety Council, TPC Bylaws, Proposition 12, the Clinton Drive project and ARRA funds, and Regional Transit Framework Study.
Steve Hawley, Oct 29, 09.
Molly Scarbrough explained how Austin is preparing for TOD, even though the city does not yet have an operational rail transit system.
Jay Blazek Crossley, Oct 26, 09.
The Committee discussed City of Houston parking, Houston Airport System parking, and H-GAC's Regional Transit Framework Study.
Vilas Bhuchar, Oct 26, 09.
TPC discussed PM2.5 Nonattainment Designation for Harris County, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Contingency Projects, and Proposition 12 Funding
Steve Hawley, Oct 13, 09.
The commissioners discussed Segment E of the Grand Parkway and formed a task force to address fine particulate matter at a specific monitoring station.
Vilas Bhuchar, Oct 12, 09.
TPC discussed the Greater East End Livable Centers project, a Chambers County Transit Plan, the Grand Parkway project, and legislative updates
Steve Hawley, Oct 05, 09.
John Norquist said that urban streets serve transportation, social, and economic functions, but US policies have ignored the last two with disastrous results.
Steve Hawley, Oct 02, 09.
The committee discussed METRO's plans to build a transit center at Palm Center, and Sue Lovell reiterated that only a portion of the property would be affected.
Steve Hawley, Sep 28, 09.
Scott Jones discussed how inflows maintain proper levels of sediments, nutrients, and salinity in the Galveston Bay, and how growth could threaten those flows.
Kristen Wright, Sep 28, 09.
The Gulf Coast Freight Rail District chairman discusses TPC, rail, alternative transportation, and the need for roadway maintenance.
The Baytown City Council member discusses TPC, sprawl, light rail expansion, and balancing maintenance and new construction.
Last updated, Sep 28, 09.
Over the summer, Houston Tomorrow interviewed members of the H-GAC Transportation Policy Council to learn more about the council's role in shaping the region.
Kristen Wright, Sep 21, 09.
The Conroe Downtown Manager discusses the region's growth, the Grand Parkway, quality of life, and new urbanism and transit-oriented development.
The Missouri City Director of Public Works discusses balancing maintenance and new construction, the role of transit, and public involvement in planning.
Steve Hawley, Sep 18, 09.
The Commissioners Court approved local primacy for the Grand Parkway, meaning that construction must start within two years or the project reverts to TxDOT.
Steve Hawley, Sep 16, 09.
TAC approved the Chambers County Transit Plan and received updates on stimulus spending, federal legislation, and the Transportation Improvement Program.
Steve Hawley, Sep 15, 09.
The City Council members approved renewing Houston's membership in the Gulf Coast Regional Mobility Partnership and discussed the Mobility Plan.
Kristen Wright, Sep 14, 09.
TPC INTERVIEWS The Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Transportation Policy Council (TPC) is comprised of transportation leaders reflecting a variety of cities,…
Judge Emmett discusses the Grand Parkway, the Hempstead Corridor, walkability, and social and environmental considerations to transportation projects.
Kristen Wright, Sep 02, 09.
The mayor of Pearland discusses the TPC, Pearland's park and ride facilities, quality of life, and public involvement in transportation planning.
The Chambers County Engineer discusses the region's growth, transportation planning, Chambers County's representation on TPC, and toll roads.
Steve Hawley, Aug 31, 09.
TPC discussed stimulus projects, the Tomball Livable Centers Study, revisions to the TPC bylaws, and the updated Regional Aviation Plan.
Steve Hawley, Aug 27, 09.
Sam Lott said cities must plan ahead and set aside land for fully-automated circulators to get pedestrians the "last mile" to their destinations.
Kristen Wright, Aug 27, 09.
H-GAC's Transportation Director, who assists the TPC but does not have a voting seat, addresses ARRA projects and several aspects of transportation planning.
The private-sector attorney, who represents the City of Galveston, discusses TPC's role, smart growth, and Hurricane Ike's effect on traffic in Galveston.
Steve Hawley, Aug 26, 09.
The commissioners authorized the county to review potential impacts of commuter rail on county projects and authorized the acquisition of land for Segment E.
Jay Blazek Crossley, Aug 24, 09.
Houston Area Table hosted a City of Houston Mayoral Forum on August 18 that Houston Tomorrow helped put together. Includes video.
Kristen Wright, Aug 24, 09.
The Houston City Council Member and Vice Mayor Pro-Tem discusses Houston's projected growth, the Grand Parkway, and proposed new federal transportation rules.
Steve Hawley, Aug 24, 09.
The METRO President & CEO discussed TPC representation, METRO's efficiency, and commuter rail to Galveston and Hempstead.
Steve Hawley, Aug 19, 09.
PUBLIC MEETING NOTES Houston-Galveston Area Council Technical Advisory Committee August 19, 2009, 9:30 am Meeting agenda Houston Tomorrow publishes notes…
TxDOT's Houston District Engineer discusses the Grand Parkway, toll roads, financing, public input, and a multimodal TxDOT.
Steve Hawley, Aug 11, 09.
The committee discussed amendments that would grant the Gulf Coast Freight Rail District the powers to develop commuter rail along 290 and down to Galveston.
Steve Hawley, Jul 29, 09.
The commissioners approved a financial study for the Grand Parkway and requested $181 million in stimulus funds to begin its construction.
Steve Hawley, Jul 24, 09.
TPC approved the 2010-2011 UPWP, which details all the planning projects in the region, and discussed commute solutions and a traffic safety report.
Wendy Natt, Jul 23, 09.
The Director of Seattle's Department of Neighbhorhoods spoke about the city's neighbhorhood planning process, and their ongoing work to improve it.
Steve Hawley, Jul 22, 09.
Uri Avin spoke at Livable Houston on July 22 about strategies some regions have employed to reduce emissions, including Atlanta, Charlotte, and Tysons Corner.
Steve Hawley, Jul 15, 09.
TAC approved the 2010-2011 Unified Planning Work Program, which details every federally-funded planning project in the region.
The Harris County Commissioners Court expressed its support for a joint US-Canada proposal that would limit emissions from ships within 200 miles of shore.
Steve Hawley, Jul 14, 09.
The City Council committee discussed the upcoming light rail expansion, which will be completed in four stages to reduce traffic and business impacts.
Kristen Wright, Jul 06, 09.
UCLA Environmental Health Sciences Chair discusses our "built" environment.
Steve Hawley, Jun 26, 09.
TPC approved the Liberty County Transit Plan and heard presentations about livable centers, ARRA, the UH Transportation Plan, and state legislation.
Steve Hawley, Jun 24, 09.
The commissioners discussed the 2010-2014 Capital Improvement Program and approved ethics reforms and a burn ban in unincorporated areas.
David Crossley, Jun 23, 09.
Recording Available Now: Houston Tomorrow's David Crossley discussed the City's new transit-oriented development ordinance with Robin Holzer and Kay Warhol
Steve Hawley, Jun 17, 09.
TAC approved the Liberty County Transit Plan and heard presentations on ARRA projects, air quality, livable centers, traffic safety, and U of H transportation.
David Crossley, Jun 17, 09.
September 24-25, 2009 - A conference in Houston will explore energy, transportation, water, and food nationally and in the Texas Triangle
Kristen Wright, Jun 11, 09.
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