People, land, & water: stories of metropolitan growth

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2019-09

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Lieberknecht, Katherine
Oden, Michael
Leite, Fernanda
Bixler, Patrick
Felkner, Juliana
Richter, Stephen
Wu, Sarah

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Texas Metro Observatory

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TMO has brought together several data sets into our first report on metropolitan Texas, People, Land, and Water: Stories of Metropolitan Growth. In People, we analyze socio-demographic trends on diversity, education, poverty, and more, revealing several trends about the people of metropolitan Texas. In Land, the physical expansion of metros is analyzed against population growth, density, and imperviousness, finding that growth is both more efficient and increasingly intense. In Water, consumption patterns are examined by source and end-use, finding decreasing water use per capita; however, increasing population growth will outpace efficiency improvements.

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