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Christopher Andrews
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CityBuilding Express - 2018 - Day 1 - Memphis & Huntsville
This morning on the City Building Express, we visited Memphis. We started our time in Memphis at HarborTown , an early traditional neighborhood development on the banks of the Mississippi River. Tommy Pacello of the Memphis Medical District Collaborative  a...
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CityBuilding Express - 2018
Next week, I'll have the opportunity to join the  CityBuilding Express Tour , traversing through the southeast from Memphis to Savannah; From the banks of the Mississippi to the shore of the Atlantic. A few of our staff will be joining other city-building p...
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What Nashville Can Learn from Houston Regarding Transit
Today's a big day for transit in Nashville. Nashvillians will decide whether to approve the Let's Move Nashville transit plan. I've been in Middle Tennessee for a few weeks now, and without a doubt, the transit referendum is the most important thing being t...
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What Nashville Can Learn from Houston Regarding Transit
I've been in Middle Tennessee for a few weeks now, and without a doubt, the transit referendum is the most important thing being talked about. Well, that's not true. It's playoff time, and the Predators are without a doubt the most talked about item in Nash...
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Alleys in Houston and Elsewhere
I haven't written in a while. A la Celine Dion, it's all coming back to me now . When I blog post like this, and blog post like that, it's all coming back to me now. Okay, enough of that... Here's a likely unpopular perspective: There aren't enough alleys i...
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Nextdoor and Houston: A Language Barrier, but an Opportunity
I've  previously written about  my experience on Nextdoor, and how the platform has been turning some of us in to modern day Gladys Kravitzes. It's full of lost pet announcements (which honestly seems to be the primary function in many neighborhoods), those...
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Friday's Weekly Rap Up - July 21, 2017 - Shai Linne "Still Jesus"
Shai Linne - Still Jesus It's been a while since my last #FridaysWeeklyRapUp entry, but there's some new music dropping that needs to be shared. Today Shai Linne releases his Still Jesus album. It's his first album in about three years. After becoming a Chr...
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Looking Forward through Past Plans: Houston in 2000, 2004, 2017 and Beyond
Here in Houston the  Houston Downtown Management District  is in the middle of their Plan Downtown effort, which aims to position Downtown Houston for a "competitive and enriched future." Through community meetings and a fantastic community input tool, whic...
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Brownfield Redevelopment in Huntington, WV
I spent two years in Huntington, West Virginia attending Marshall University from 2008 to 2010, attending graduate school and working as a graduate assistant basketball coach. Upon visiting for the first time for my interview with the coaching staff I was s...
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An ode to Houston night.jpg, an oft-used skyline photograph of Houston
Calling all photographers: we need an updated skyline night shot here in Houston. Houston night.jpg This is likely the most-used skyline photograph of Downtown Houston. And, it need a bit of updating. Now, I'm sure there are thousands of skyline shots of Ho...
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