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Policy Matters

Sep 26, 2018

One year ago Hurricane Harvey swept through Houston and nearby areas with destructive force.   While efforts are underway to improve Houston’s resiliency to future storms, Harvey has raised profound questions about the city’s traditional emphasis on high growth.   What must happen – in terms of specific policies and general mindsets – if Houston is to remain one of the nation’s most dynamic metropolitan areas?

In this episode, Jim Blackburn, Baker Institute Scholar and Professor in the Practice of Environmental Law at Rice University, discusses what has been done to prepare Houston for future hurricanes and, just as importantly, what still needs to be done.