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Houston in last place...

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Warren Peace 1
AwesomeTattooedDragon 2
RedMulch 1
Defcon1 3
FabFive 1
Emperor of Kingwood 3
DVaz 3
a889324uu 4
Not KU 1
Prolix Raconteur 1
aragon 1
Zapper009 2

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Zapper009 --- 6 years ago -

Here for info... 

DVaz --- 6 years ago -

Screw em! At least we have a highway system designed by someone with a brain. The Triple Loop design makes it easier to get, well, anywhere. Plus, you can get on one of them a go around til you see your freeway or major intersection.

Only thing I hate about Houston is the insane humidity and complete lack of a breeze all of our truly 5 - 6 month Summer. May through October the temperature stays around or above 90 unless its raining. 

Defcon1 --- 6 years ago -

Worst design?! Yea right! Who the hell figures? You ever been to Austin? Atlanta? NYC?!?!

No way. 

aragon --- 6 years ago -

different strokes... and all that.

Once I get my full time telecommute deal worked out, I'm moving. Not sure where yet. But tired of the humidity and the less than awesome landscape. Been meaning to move for a while now. 

a889324uu --- 6 years ago -

I've lived in 7 states and 2 other countries and I approve this message. 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 6 years ago -

I've spent a great deal of time in the largest American cities and lived in 3 of them. Also I've spent a GREAT DEAL OF time in most major European, Latin American and APAC cities. Houston is by far one of the easiest cities to navigate and live. Their ranking seems to mostly revolve around zoning versus deed restrictions. 

a889324uu --- 6 years ago -

Bob, that was the point of the article - zoning. 

Defcon1 --- 6 years ago -

I honestly couldn't care less what shop is near a church or whatever. 

a889324uu --- 6 years ago -

I honestly couldn't care less what shop is near a church or whatever.?

OK 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 6 years ago -

Imagine a sex club, a liquor store and a church all next to each other. Fun and forgiveness in a one stop shop. 

DVaz --- 6 years ago -

Imagine a sex club, a liquor store and a church all next to each other.

You have to have approval from multiple local agencies to open a liquor store or strip club. It's not like you can just put one anywhere. 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 6 years ago -

Emp was kidding, DV- 

Prolix Raconteur --- 6 years ago -

Imagine a sex club, a liquor store and a church all next to each other.

Would save some people a lot of gas money. 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 6 years ago -

and time! 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 6 years ago -

Spend too much time at the liquor store and there's no point in going to the sex club. Might as well sober up and go on to church and repent. 

DVaz --- 6 years ago -

Yeah, but some strip clubs are BYOB and open until 4am... 

Defcon1 --- 6 years ago -

OK

Duh, that's why I said it. 

a889324uu --- 6 years ago -

Uh huh. 

Warren Peace --- 6 years ago -

Worst designed cities?

The design that matters most is the unique freedom by design that a lack of authoritarian control offers.

Houston's success in growing its population and attracting new businesses is not exclusively due to the geographic advantages that helped it grow during the oil boom. Lax zoning also played a significant role in its continued rapid growth.

Zoning is a market intervention. Heavy zoning restrictions can get in the way of a local economy's ability to supply the housing and office space demands of a growing market. This has a lot to do with the reason why Houston suffered very few side-effects experienced by other cities during the decline in the housing market, and why Houston will probably overtake Chicago as the 3rd largest city in the US by the time the next census is taken, despite not being among the top 10 just 60 years ago.

I'm not be shocked when more authoritarian style thinkers or those that overvalue cosmetic appeal want to take issue with the nuisance of freedom. 

RedMulch --- 6 years ago -

Screw em! At least we have a highway system designed by someone with a brain.

must be a half brain. Why would they design a beltway with only one exit north and one exit south on 59/69. That person should be prosecuted. 

Zapper009 --- 6 years ago -

So far the these comments are equivalent - to the design characteristics of Houston...lol 

Not KU --- 6 years ago -

Houston in last place...

That makes us #1. 

FabFive --- 6 years ago -

We are moving away from Houston next month. Weather, air quality, and traffic were our 3 biggest issues. 

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