For years, Houston has been seen as a car-centric city. By and large, it still is. Fewer than 7 percent of city residents walk, bike or take transit to work, according to Census estimates. But the Kinder Houston Area Survey also indicates those attitudes are shifting, and today residents’ preference for “walkable urbanism” in the Houston area is more prevalent than ever.
Houston has long been known as one of the country’s sprawl capitals. But did you know some parts of the city have higher levels of density than Chicago? In the latest episode of the Urban Edge podcast, Kinder Institute researcher Kelsey Walker discusses those neighborhoods, and her new study, “Taking Stock: Housing Trends in the Houston Area.”