Director of Strategic Partnerships, Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University
Kyle Shelton is the director of strategic partnerships at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, where he also leads its Urban Development, Transportation and Placemaking program as well as its Urban and Metropolitan Governance program. Shelton has a PhD in American History from University of Texas-Austin. He is the author of Power Moves: Transportation, Politics, and Development in Houston.
Kyle’s research focuses on how the intersections of transportation, urban development, and policy shape the built and natural environments of cities in the past and today. His areas of expertise include transportation, urban development and planning policy.