We've all had this experience while walking or biking -- someone cutting us off, or swerving, leaving us catching our breath and thinking, "That was close." Close encounters, just inches away from being a collision, have a big impact on how we think about street safety, but they're not well understood, since they're rarely, if ever, reported. A new report out of Houston attempts to gauge the impact of these "near-miss" incidents.
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.”