As Houston grows into "America's next great global city", it is imperative that city officials and area residents consider the social, economic and environmental costs of being a metropolis on the move. How might we plan for urban resilience and sustainability in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in a way that will not just benefit homeowners, but those in need of housing? Without approaching houselessness collectively and imaginatively, there is the potential for Houston to grow into an unequal global city, signs of which are present at an overpass near you.
A native of Houston, Willie J. Wright is Assistant Professor of Geography and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. You may direct comments to email@example.com