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.
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.
Next City
February 18, 2015, 11am PST
A local blogger takes umbrage with claims that Austin's density is causing its traffic problems. The obvious problem with that argument: Austin is 68% as dense now as it was in 1950.
Car Free Austin
February 16, 2015, 5am PST
In two parts, NPR's City Project examines Austin's premier mixed-use urban village built on the 700-acre site of the former Robert Mueller Municipal Airport which relocated in 1999. Part 2 is about racial tensions that have surfaced in the community.
February 15, 2015, 11am PST
Stephen Smith follows up on an earlier report of New York City housing permits with a report on the entire metropolitan area. Included for comparison are the numbers of housing permit filings for metropolitan areas around the country.
New York YIMBY
January 30, 2015, 7am PST
As gas prices have fallen, driving has increased. October driving mileage figures show an increase of 3 percent from a year earlier. A shift away from public transit may cause transit providers to rethink expansion plans.
The Wall Street Journal
January 17, 2015, 1pm PST
A Dallas Morning News column illustrates the evolution of Austin by exploring the changes in the neighborhoods along the city's famous Sixth Street corridor.
The Dallas Morning News
January 9, 2015, 2pm PST
The Milken's Institute report ranked San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City at the top of the performance index for the first time in the list's 15-year history.
October 3, 2014, 11am PDT
If you forget to bring a bag, pay a dime for either a paper or reusable plastic bag. Single-use plastic bags will disappear from grocery stores and pharmacies on July 1, convenience and liquor stores a year later. A composting bill was also signed.
Los Angeles Times
September 8, 2014, 2pm PDT
Rachel Dovey provides a roundup of mayoral races that feature special interest and attention on the issues of public transportation and transit-oriented development.
Next City
August 13, 2014, 12pm PDT
The Austin City Council unanimously approved a $1 billion bond measure on August 7, subject to voter approval on Nov. 4 to provide $600 million toward a $1.4 billion, 9.5-mile light rail line and $400 million for freeway improvements.
Austin American-Statesman
June 12, 2014, 6am PDT
Yes, that's a lot of cities in one headline. But recent urbanism media has included a lot of writers lamenting the rising cost of living in formerly bohemian locales while noticing former bohemians moving to more affordable regions.
Austin American-Statesman