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Houston-Area Officials, Experts Push for Action on Flooding

As the City of Houston considers stricter regulations for new development in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, experts gathered Wednesday for the first of a two-day conference on flood mitigation and prevention organized by the Severe Storm Prediction, Education, and Evacuation from Disasters Center at Rice University to push for regional planning, increased funding and political action.

A crusade to defeat the legacy of highways rammed through poor neighborhoods

“We now know — overwhelmingly — that our urban freeways were almost always routed through low-income and minority neighborhoods, creating disconnections from opportunity that exist to this day,” Anthony Foxx (former secretary of transportation) said.