Austin

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As Pittsburgh moves forward on a parking management program to fund neighborhood improvements, take a look at how other cities have adapted this Shoup-inspired redevelopment strategy.
Keystone Crossroads
April 28, 2016, 8am PDT
The U.S. Forest Service has continued to refine the valuable i-Tree software program, which allows cities to calculate the benefits, in dollar figures, of the urban forest.
CityLab
April 26, 2016, 7am PDT
Rapid development in Austin, TX has severely impacted rental housing, including mobile home parks, which are a source of low-income housing.
The Austin Chronicle
April 18, 2016, 5am PDT
Thanks to the elimination of minimum parking requirements downtown, a vacant one-story building "could be transformed into a 30-story tower with 135 luxury apartments, office space, a restaurant and a bar," reports the Austin-American Statesman.
Austin American-Statesman
April 5, 2016, 2pm PDT
The city of Austin is hoping to avoid a "piecemeal, haphazard" approach to redevelopment in the South Central waterfront district.
Austin American-Statesman
March 31, 2016, 8am PDT
The city of Austin has approved land use regulation changes on one of those traditional hot button planning issues: small-lot developments.
Curbed Austin
March 20, 2016, 5am PDT
Austin is pushing its economic development policy to go beyond chasing the big deal.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
March 17, 2016, 6am PDT
Following concerns that the change would threaten Thornton Road Studios, a collection of arts and music businesses, the Austin City Council struck down a measure that would allow mixed-use development on the site.
Austin Monitor
March 6, 2016, 5am PST
The state capital of Texas is not immune to the growing numbers of homeless in cities around the country.
KVUE
February 10, 2016, 2pm PST
The Transportation Policy Board of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization approved a big spending increase for a project to widen U.S. Highway 183.
Austin Monitor
December 26, 2015, 7am PST
The voters of Austin rejected a $1 billion transportation bond in 2014, but transit advocates and Capital Metro staff are already reorganizing to make a new pitch for transit in the quickly growing city.
Community Impact Newspaper
November 25, 2015, 8am PST
Four major cities in Texas are either considering or constructing convention center upgrades.
Community Impact Newspaper
November 23, 2015, 1pm PST
Accessory dwelling units, granny flats, mother-in-law units—whatever you call them, they're now legal in Austin.
Community Impact Newspaper
Blog post
September 27, 2015, 1pm PDT
Researchers from Texas A&M blog about their study of the economic benefits of walkability in neighborhoods in Austin, Texas.
JPER
September 25, 2015, 10am PDT
Streetsblog surveys the Texas cities adopting new standards of traffic safety as official policy.
Streetsblog USA
Blog post
August 19, 2015, 2pm PDT
In the middle of a population boom, Texas is looking across state lines for more water. The U.S. Supreme Court said no the first time; does that mean it will say no again?
Katharine Jose
July 8, 2015, 6am PDT
A clear, detailed explanation of community land trusts—a growing model for retaining affordable housing and neighborhood character in the face of gentrification pressures.
The Atlantic
March 21, 2015, 11am PDT
An op-ed by David Heymann produces an elaborate, protracted metaphor of Austin as a former youthful "golden child" now showing the least attractive possible traits of middle age.
Houston Chronicle
March 16, 2015, 8am PDT
An op-ed in the New York Times provides a firsthand account of the growing concern over water in a state that has yet to set limits on its explosive growth.
New York Times
March 5, 2015, 5am PST
Could it be that places for the dead might be a new source of urban innovation? Austin provides an example of new thinking regarding urban resting places.
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