National spotlights do not often do the city of Houston justice, but National Public Radio has focused a week of coverage, part of The Urban Frontier radio series, by sending Steve Innskeep to cover the growth of Houston as it relates to urban growth everywhere, airing all five segments last week from Monday to Friday. Houston is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, as well as one of the least hard-hit by the current recession. It continues to provide an excellent quality of life at a very affordable price, which attracts new people constantly. Of course, the do point out the sprawl and the massive size of it all, but it is a very good series.
Click on the links below to read the articles, and to hear the full broadcast stories.
Houston: Texas-sized Sprawl, No End In Sight
Greener Houston Grapples with Diversity & Sprawl
Fighting Gentrification With Money In Houston
Novelist Visualizes Houston's Past, And It's Future
Mayor's Dilemma: Can Houston Grow & Be Green?