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Houston Mayor John Whitmire
Baker Briefing: Mayor Whitmire’s Plan for Houston
Houston Mayor John Whitmire just marked 100 days in office. Our latest episode of Baker Briefing features a conversation between Whitmire and fellow Edward M. Emmett on the city’s past and future, hosted in front of a live audience at Baker Hall on April 3, 2024.
John Whitmire, Edward M. Emmett April 15, 2024
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Children Walking and Biking: Mapping Houston’s Injury Hotspots
The number of children walking and biking to school has been in decline for more than 50 years, yet associated death and injury rates remain high. In a new brief, nonresident fellow Zoabe Hafeez and co-author Shruti Natarajan review child pedestrian and bicyclist injuries in Houston, analyzing the worst hotspots and identifying how infrastructure improvements can have outsized benefits.
Zoabe Hafeez, Shruti Natarajan March 5, 2024
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Baker Briefing: Is Houston Ready For the Next Big Storm?
In months and years following Hurricane Harvey, the vast majority of Harris County residents supported policy action to mitigate the impact of future natural disasters. On this episode of Baker Briefing, fellow Edward Emmett and Rice faculty scholar Jim Blackburn explore a critical question: Is Houston ready for the next big storm?
Edward M. Emmett, Jim Blackburn September 22, 2023