A new $50 million grant from the Kinder Foundation will empower Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research as it focuses on a bold vision for “inclusive prosperity” — ensuring that everyone can contribute to Houston's success and share in its opportunities.
A study shows the economic and mental health consequences on victims of Hurricane Harvey and COVID-19 were cumulative.
As incoming director Ruth López Turley takes the helm of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research July 1, the institute is announcing a new executive leadership team that will help implement a five-year expansion plan.
Houston’s housing market is hotter than ever, people are paying skyrocketing prices for a declining inventory of homes and apartments and the affordability gap is getting worse, according to a new report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Through most of the 20th century, Houston thrived. It was a one-horse industrial town, riding its location near the East Texas oil fields to continued prosperity. The city was also world-famous for having imposed the least possible controls on development of any city in the Western world. Houstonians proclaimed themselves to be the epitome of what Americans can achieve when left unfettered by zoning codes, government regulations or excessive taxation.
As Houston emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy and crime top the list of residents’ concerns in the 2022 Kinder Houston Area Survey. Stress, anxiety, loneliness and isolation persist as the pandemic wanes, the survey shows, and Houstonians want the government to spend more money addressing economic inequalities and improving public schools.
Houstonians’ views on the economy, crime, the pandemic and other issues related to the city’s demographic transformations will be revealed in the 2022 Kinder Houston Area Survey, which will be released at a May 17 at a luncheon at the Marriott Marquis Houston.
A new research brief from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research has found that English learners have the most success when they stick with a single program — regardless of program type — and skills from their home language are incorporated in their education.
A new dashboard developed by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research with support from Chevron offers a road map for people, organizations and governments in the Houston area who need help after disaster strikes.
Houston’s low-income neighborhoods bear the biggest burdens during catastrophic events — from damage to older homes during natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey and last year’s winter storm to economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic — according to a Harris County Community Services Department analysis prepared by Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Migration in the United States has been on a downward trend since the 1960s, according to new research from Rice University.
While most large Texas cities are served by one public health agency, the presence of two health departments in the Houston area — one run by Harris County and one by the city — creates confusion and inefficiencies that could be reduced if they collaborated in a new way.
Hurricane Harvey had a significant impact on the mental and physical health of Houstonians, especially those living in areas that suffered the most structural damage, according to a new study from Rice University.
HOUSTON – (Dec. 1, 2021) – Ruth López Turley, a prolific education researcher, professor of sociology and director of Rice University's Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC), has been selected as the next director of the university's Kinder Institute for Urban Research after current director Bill Fulton steps down June 30, 2022.
Houston’s supply of affordable housing is on the decline, and a new report from Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research says the city must take advantage of community, state and federal support to reverse the trend.