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The Shell Center for Sustainability's mission is to foster an interdisciplinary program of research, outreach, and education to address actions that can be taken to ensure the sustainable development of communities' living standards, interpreted broadly, to encompass all factors affecting the overall quality of life.


Houston's Changing Neighborhoods, on Houston Matters.

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We’ve regularly discussed on this program the ways in which Houston has been transforming in recent years. We Houstonians have watched as our infrastructure has struggled to keep up with dramatic population growth. We’ve also both celebrated and bemoaned the reinvention of entire neighborhoods — what some see as improvements, and others dismiss as gentrification.

Whatever it is that’s happened here in Houston has led to some areas losing one look and feel in favor of another. From the development of EaDo to changes continuing to surface in Houston’s Third Ward, we discuss what’s changing, what’s improving and what could possibly be lost as Houston’s neighborhoods continue to evolve.

We talk with Houston Chronicle real estate reporter Erin Mulvaney, and Lester King from Rice University’s Houston Sustainability Indicators Project.

Read more:Houston Sustainability Indicators