A folio series on walkability and my own frustrations with transitioning into daily commuting after living in a town where everything was in walking‐distance. A walkable Houston is important for wide‐reaching reasons. It makes cities safer, develops a sense of community, is better for small businesses, and they are just more enjoyable to be in.
I used to cover sustainable agriculture. One thing that always stayed with me was a comment from a dairy farm, frustrated that people in his town drive past three or more dairy farms on the way to buy milk from 150 miles away. It is the incredulity of these situations which provides the lens I used to examine what urban planning projects, like Buffalo Bayou, do for Houston and why they matter.