Space City’s Sprawling Unconscious

By | May 22nd, 2019|LRO 155|

A seemingly never-ending deregulated sprawl,[1] Houston is a capitalist city par excellence. America’s fourth-largest city’s defacto, haphazard zoning policies and multiple downtown cores have long-fascinated urban geographers. Perhaps most comparable to China’s Silicon Valley, Shenzhen, such defacto zoning makes the city especially malleable to market imperatives.[2] “No zoning” is even reflected in the city’s signature [...]