moving houston

Making the case for middle income cities

Jeremy Bamberger
ARS
Fall 2011

moving houston
san francisco

Jeremy Bamberger
ARS
Fall 2011

moving houston
new york

Jeremy Bamberger
ARS
Fall 2011

moving houston
houston

Jeremy Bamberger
ARS
Fall 2011

moving houston
rich and poor

Jeremy Bamberger
ARS
Fall 2011

moving houston
rich and poor

Jeremy Bamberger
ARS
Fall 2011

moving houston

wealth distribution - city comparison

san francisco
household income
0-15k
15-35k
35-50k
50-100k
100-200k
200+k
Total

total households
48,655
57,738
43,784
98,266
61,147
20,260
329,850

% pop
14.75%
17.5%
13.27%
29.79%
18.54%
6.14%

houston

household income
0-15k
15-35k
35-50k
50-100k
100-200k
200+k
Total

$ control
0.364B
1.443B
1.861B
7.370B
9.172B
10.13B
30.52B

% control
1.2%
4.73%
6.10%
24.15%
30.1%
33.19%

total households
132,457
210,679
117,451
173,730
65,865
18,715
718,897

% pop
18.43%
29.31%
16.34%
24.17%
9.16%
2.60%

los angeles
household income
0-15k
15-35k
35-50k
50-100k
100-200k
200+k
Total

$ control
0.993B
5.267B
4.992B
13.03B
9.88B
18.72B
52.88B

% control
1.88%
9.96%
9.44%
24.64%
18.68%
35.4%

total households
265,869
345,588
185,855
305,343
126,976
46,978
1,276,609

% pop
20.83%
27.07%
14.56%
23.92%
9.95%
3.68%

new york
household income
0-15k
15-35k
35-50k
50-100k
100-200k
200+k
Total

$ control
1.994B
8.64B
7.90B
22.9B
19.05B
46.98B
107.46B

% control
1.86%
8.04%
7.35%
21.31%
17.73%
43.72%

total households
699,727
701,190
430,297
777,274
310,179
103,810
3,022,477

% pop
23.15%
23.20%
14.24%
25.72%
10.26%
3.43%

$ control
5.248B
17.53B
18.29B
58.30B
46.53B
103.81B
249.7B

% control
2.10%
7.02%
7.32%
23.35%
18.63%
41.57%

Jeremy Bamberger
ARS
Fall 2011

moving houston

comparative annual carbon footprint
san francisco
~800,000 people x 1.585 metric tons =

1.27M
metric tons

houston

~2,100,000 people x 2.292 metric tons =

4.81M
metric tons

saving 1.49
metric tons

moving houston to san francisco

~2,900,000 people x 1.585 metric tons =

4.59M
metric tons
Jeremy Bamberger
ARS
Fall 2011

moving houston

locating wealth near public amenities
percent households with $200k+ income
0 - 0.05%
0.05 - 0.5%
0.5 - 2.0%
2.0% - 3.0%
3.0% - 10.0%
public open space
culturual / institutional
public schools
private schools

Jeremy Bamberger
ARS
Fall 2011

moving houston
existing poor in san francisco

Jeremy Bamberger
ARS
Fall 2011

moving houston

existing wealth in san francisco

Jeremy Bamberger
ARS
Fall 2011

moving houston

san francisco existing population
percent households with $200k+ income
0 - 0.05%
0.05 - 0.5%
0.5 - 2.0%
2.0% - 3.0%
3.0% - 10.0%

Jeremy Bamberger
ARS
Fall 2011

moving houston

importing houston proportionally across san francisco
percent households with $200k+ income
0 - 0.05%
0.05 - 0.5%
0.5 - 2.0%
2.0% - 3.0%
3.0% - 10.0%

Jeremy Bamberger
ARS
Fall 2011

moving houston

san francisco population by wealth
household distribution by income
200k+
100k - 200k
50k - 100k
30k - 50k
15k - 30k
0 - 15k

Jeremy Bamberger
ARS
Fall 2011

moving houston

importing houston by income distribution across san francisco
household distribution by income
200k+
100k - 200k
50k - 100k
30k - 50k
15k - 30k
0 - 15k

Jeremy Bamberger
ARS
Fall 2011

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