The Kinder Institute Urban Data Platform is a secure data repository and an analytical computing environment that provides research-ready urban data for the Greater Houston Area. The UDP facilitates cross-disciplinary research and community studies to advance knowledge and information about Houston's people, government, and built environment.
Kinder Institute Urban Data Platform is covered by Clarivate Data Citation Index.
Some datasets in this repository can be downloaded from the repository's website. Some datasets are not downloadable but can be easily accessed once access to the secure computing environment is granted. Finally, some datasets can only be accessed when a specific data usage agreement is signed and/or approval is given by Rice University's Institutional Review Board.