What can we learn from Houston? Some cool math, to start: preservation + art = community revitalization. In Houston’s Third Ward, a group of artists cleaned up a row of abandoned shotgun houses and held a “drive-by” art exhibition on the porches. The project’s success led to the purchase and rehabilitation of 22 additional houses – and the neighborhood’s revival.

The Penn Preservation Student Association will be screening Third Ward TX sometime in early 2011 – details to follow.