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About zakcq

I am an urban planner, designer and advocate engaged in research on socio-spatial theory and the insurgent and everyday practices of urbanism in the post-modern city. I work for Asakura Robinson in Houston's Sixth Ward.

Thanks to all of the community members who joined us last night at the Winter Street Studios! If you missed the meeting, or just want a longer look at our recommendations, click the image below to download a copy of…

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Wuhan Planning Studio

Zakcq is just back from teaching a 10 day urban planning studio with students from Texas Southern University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Wuhan University. The studio examined a historic area of Wuhan, a city of 9 million … Continue reading

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Better Block Washington Ave May 12th!

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Fort Bend County Subregional Plan Bus Tour!

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Washington Avenue Livable Centers Public Meeting #2

via Washington Avenue Livable Centers.

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Introducing our Summer Interns!

We’ve been busy, busy, busy this spring with some exciting planning projects, including the Washington Avenue Livable Centers Plan, the East End Mobility Study, the Fort Bend County Subregional Plan and more! We’re very excited to be growing our planning … Continue reading

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Making Connections

I’ve written elsewhere about my love of off-street bike facilities. I feel that they are an incredibly important part of a city’s biking infrastructure, as they provide an opportunity for people to get comfortable on their bikes without worrying about … Continue reading

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Clear Lake Bicyclist and Pedestrian Study Public Meeting One

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the first public meeting for the Clear Lake Bicyclist and Pedestrian Study last night. We received a TON of great feedback that will help us make Clear Lake a more connected, healthful … Continue reading

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Join Team Asakura Robinson!

On September 24, 2011, Asakura Robinson will be saddling up (our bicycles) to help raise money for Houston Habitat for Humanity and we need your help! You can join our team or support us by clicking here! The ride begins & … Continue reading

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Lessons from the City of Lakes: Thoughts on Gender Imbalance in Cycling

This article is  being cross-posted at my other blog. I recently stubbled across this post from a biking organization in Eugene, OR and found the graphic really interesting (I love a good infographic!). I’ve reposted it here, but click though to the … Continue reading