Greater East End Management District: Graffiti Reduction Program The East End Management District (GEEMD) maintains a successful graffiti reduction program. The project was funded in part by TotalEnergies, a global company with an office in Houston, and conceived by Harris County District 1 commissioner, Rodney Ellis, who represents the city center. The president and CEO of downtown Houston, Kris Larson, whose company is an economic development organization that represents the interests of the city center, said that additional murals may be added next year. Research shows that the immediate removal of graffiti can reduce future crime, leaving neighborhoods and businesses safer and cleaner.
But how is graffiti used to disfigure public and private spaces? We don't have much patience for that. Houston Parks and Recreation Department The Houston Parks and Recreation Department eliminates graffiti in the city's 366 parks, primarily through contract with complementary assistance through internal resources. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) is responsible for investigating vandalism and removing it from METRO facilities, buses, train cars, bus carports, bus canopies, benches, railway platforms and signs. Each mural is accompanied by a plaque with a QR code linked to Street Art for Mankind's free Behind the Wall app, which explains each piece and provides connections to local service organizations.
The City of Houston and several government, non-profit and commercial entities are coming together to combat graffiti in the Houston area. Not surprisingly, you've heard rumors about Graffiti Mobile and are concerned about the amount of money the city is spending on fighting street art. According to his office, Ellis came up with the idea of creating a walkable collection of murals when he saw a mural created last year by artist Dragon76 on the side of the Hampton Inn Houston Downtown, at 710 Crawford St., the Greater East End Management District is reducing graffiti under an interlocal agreement between the city of Houston and the District. The Bigger Change project is a collaboration between an inner-city economic development organization, a global non-profit arts organization, an energy company and a Harris County commissioner.
Areas tend to experience an increase in graffiti when children and adults don't go to school or work, but cases increased even more dramatically during the pandemic, said Representative Levi Baldon, who is in charge of the reduction process in Harris County. The nonlinear collection of murals in commercial buildings covers more than 1 mile from the city center and was created to promote the sustainable development goals adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, which include green energy, human rights, social equity and education for all.