- Reality TV Star’s Midtown Patio Bar Dogwood Now Open [Eater Houston; previously on Swamplot]
- Houston-Area Home Prices Could Grow By 4.4 Percent Over Next 9 Months [Houston Business Journal]
- Houston Driving Becoming a Pay-to-Play Proposition [The Highwayman]
- Dallas-Based Silverleaf Resorts Discussing Beachfront Condo Development [Galveston County Daily News ($)]
- ‘Haunting’ Photos of an Emptied Out, Shuttered Marfreless [Eater Houston; previously on Swamplot]
- Bacteria Advisory Issued for Stretch of South Sea Isle Beach in Galveston [Houston Chronicle]
- Rabid Bat Found Near Friendswood High School [Click2Houston]
- Bellaire Considering New Monument Signs To Help Sharpen Identity [Houston Chronicle]
- Fort Bend County Nation’s Most Ethnically Diverse County, Finds Rice University Study [Houston Chronicle]
- Slideshow: Heights Home and Garden Tour This Weekend [Houston Business Journal]
Photo near Westpark Tollway and FM 723 Rd.: Bill Barfield via Swamplot Flickr Pool
I would argue that diversity at the county level is basically irrelevant. Diversity becomes most politically relevant for municipalities and and then most socioeconomically relevant for public school zones at different levels of matriculation.
It shouldn’t be terribly difficult, using modern GIS analytic techniques, to duplicate the study for all kinds of different boundaries that ARE relevant to human socioeconomic interaction.
Then…there are a variety of techniques that could be used to index MSAs according to the percentage of their elementary schools (or other geographic delineations) that are “highly segregated”. An index like that would be more reliable at quantifying what we THINK we see when we look at racial dot density maps.
But as usual, Klienberg disappoints with superficial headline-grabbing analysis. It gets him attention, and Rice too, so I probably shouldn’t expect any miracles.