Published Writings 14 - as referred to by *

(Designed and Written in the 1980s )  

 

 

Both Transportation and Urban Development in Houston, 1830-1980, and the companion chapter in The Houston Review  were developed as a result of my work on HOUSTON an architectural guide (see Published Writings 7 "CLICK" here to link)

The phenomenon of the new agency METRO, with the power of emminent domain, was about to re-form (deliberate hyphenation) the shape and process of urban development; I felt an understanding of the Past would put a Context for the Future and inform decision-making, as "new" Consultants began to 'integrate' transportation on a Regional basis, and the Texas Highway Department, historically a major player in terms of determining 'what,' went 'where', and 'by which means', became the Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation, a more diverse strategy.

Transportation and Urban Development
Transportation and Urban Development

COVER - front Commissioned by the newly-created METRO (Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Harris County), to educate the new planners about the forces and history of technology as it impacted the City. I researched, compiled historic images, wrote the text, designed and produced the book.

Transportation and Urban Development
Transportation and Urban Development

COVER verso the single image made the point of automobile traffic congestion as having a 50-year legacy.

The Houston Review
The Houston Review

Cover + Contents My historical article on the Progressive Era. The article was requested by the Metropolitan Research Center, in which I had worked while writing TRANSPORTATION and URBAN DEVELOPMENT in HOUSTON.

"CLICK" to Link to CHAPTERS 1 - 2
"CLICK" to Link to CHAPTERS 3 - 4
"CLICK" to Link to CHAPTER 5