High Noon Talk: Power Moves
March 7, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Buckle up for a talk on how roads have driven Houston's development
Held on the first Wednesday of every month, High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through this casual lunch-time lecture.
Since World War II, Houston has become a rapidly growing and car-dependent metropolis. In 1950, it possessed only one highway, the Gulf Freeway, which ran between Houston and Galveston. Today, Houston and Harris County have more than 1,200 miles of highways. Hear from author and historian Kyle Shelton on how highways have driven every aspect of Houston’s postwar growth. Power Moves: Transportation, Politics and Development in Houston examines how struggles over transportation systems have defined both the physical and political landscapes of Houston.
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