We drive and drive and drive,
And there’s nobody out there to meet,
But the city comes alive
When I start walking on the street!
I’ll keep walking and never despair,
even if the sidewalks are bare.
I’m out looking for pedestrians to greet,
because my name is Pedestrian Pete!

Klineberg, the founding director of the Kinder Institute, called Brown “the personification of an engaged citizen.” Brown’s concerns were simultaneously practical and revolutionary. “Sometimes confrontational and controversial, he put his considerable energy and expertise to work in continually pushing Houston to develop into a more equitable, walkable, and attractive city,” said Klineberg.

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