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In Houston's HEART™ you can find landmark buildings by world renowned architects including Mies van der Rohe, Phillip Johnson, Rafael Moneo, Renzo Piano and Robert Venturi.

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Upcoming Events

South Main is the place to be for spring break, March 10th-21st with the Houston Museum District, Hermann Park, the Houston Zoo and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Tips about the best travel routes, transit and parking are available at
Click here for a map of these various spring break attractions.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 2014 runs from March 4th through March 23rd with trail rides beginning as early as February 7th.

Current Issues

METRO Reimagining is the first global review of the METRO bus network.

The Texas Medical Center is conducting a landmark strategic planning process focused on leveraging its exceptional concentration of intellectual capital.


The long-awaited Main Street/University Crossing/Museum Walk project is nearing completion.  

The McGovern Centennial Gardens project is the centerpiece of the Hermann Park centennial celebration. The project is well underway, and the grand opening is scheduled for October 18, 2014. Art in the Park is one of many delightful Centennial programs.    

Congratulations to Museum Park Super Neighborhood for being awarded a Livable Centers Study grant.

Exceptional Exhibitions

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston:
         The Age of Impressionism, great paintings of the Sterling and Francine Clark Institute,
         through March 23, 2014
         Georges Braque: A Retrospective, through May 11, 2014  

The Menil Collection:
        Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938, through June 1, 2014
        Memories of a Voyage: The Late Work of Rene Magritte, through July 13, 2014

Houston Museum of Natural Science:
         An original copy of the Magna Carta from Hereford Cathedral, through August 17, 2014

Duncan debuts at the Houston Zoo, a 385-pound baby Asian elephant born February 7th

Click here for more information on the Houston Museum District and other area venues.

Featured Leaders

Patrick Walsh, P.E.
Interim Director
City of Houston Planning & Development Department
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