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In a Forbes piece, Joel Kotkin details the rapid growth in population and economy (especially jobs) of Austin and San Antonio and the emerging city of San Marcos between the two.
October 17, 2016, 9am PDT
Austin Office of Sustainability upgrades transparency with a new online resource.
October 14, 2016, 2pm PDT
The Austin Chamber of Commerce is connecting the dots between land use and transportation—and voicing its support for reform of the city's land use regulations.
October 12, 2016, 1pm PDT
Local groups are concerned that voting for the city of Austin's $720 million transportation bond will require a leap of faith.
September 14, 2016, 6am PDT
The names and faces occupying decision-making positions in the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization do not reflect the names and faces of the people they are meant to represent.
June 20, 2016, 2pm PDT
The city of Austin's political leadership has proposed a package of competing bond proposals to raise money for large congestion relief measures in the fast-growing city.
June 14, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Washington Post details each of the seven proposals competing for $40 million in the U.S. Department of Transportation's Smart Cities Challenge.
June 7, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department put the proposed Grove at Shoal Creek Planned Unit Development on a short timeout earlier this month, but only to negotiate final details of the massive project.
May 25, 2016, 11am PDT
In the spirit of civic self-congratulation, Austin resident Richard Parker writes about how the transportation network company giants canceled service after losing a referendum vote. He ascribes this victory to the city's enduring contrarian streak.
May 19, 2016, 9am PDT
It might not come as a surprise, but the Sun Belt cities permitting fewer new single-family homes are the Sun Belt cities permitting fewer new homes.
May 2, 2016, 10am PDT
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 20, 2016, 5am PDT
Austin is pushing its economic development policy to go beyond chasing the big deal.
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.
March 6, 2016, 5am PST
The state capital of Texas is not immune to the growing numbers of homeless in cities around the country.
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.