26 April 2016

Houston's planning and flooding problems

The Houston Chronicle published a column from John Jacob about how the city's laissez-faire approach to planning has backfired and created a city with substantial environmental planning problems. Particularly, the column says Houston has developed their wetlands and floodplains without mitigation and has placed thousands in danger. Meanwhile the city is letting developers build homes that no one will want in a few decades.

So what alternative is there? Jacob proposes...Transfer of Development Rights.

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