Texas

Blog post
May 16, 2016, 2pm PDT
Guest blogger Noah J. Durst writes about his new article in JPER.
JPER
October 6, 2015, 5am PDT
According to one Dallas suburbanite, the American lawn is a "decadent and unsustainable totem[s] of middle-class prosperity."
Dallas Observer
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
June 23, 2015, 6am PDT
For decades, Houston has experienced car-oriented development, giving little attention to other forms of transportation. In recent years, however, rapid population growth and increase in traffic congestion has the city revisiting alternate options
Doggerel
June 3, 2015, 1pm PDT
Recent floods in Texas, especially prevalent in Houston, reflect a stormwater infrastructure that both worked as it's designed and is in need of improvements.
Houston Chronicle
March 30, 2015, 11am PDT
During the year 2014, a record number of people chose to make their home in King County, Washington. And 2015 may shape up to shatter last year's record.
The Seattle Times
June 14, 2014, 9am PDT
Urban Times offers a list of 13 urban river renewal projects spanning from Medellin to Manila.
Urban Times
January 12, 2014, 7am PST
The murder rate in Ciudad Juárez is in sharp decline: from 3,075 in 2010 to 487 in 2013. Juárez officials are launching initiatives to revitalize the city and attract visitors from across the border in Texas and New Mexico.
WFAA Channel 8 Dallas/Ft. Worth
Feature
August 29, 2013, 4pm PDT
After a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people in West, observers blamed Texas's lax zoning regulations. Analysis of the locations of such plants across the Western U.S. seeks to determine whether Texas land use law is uniquely unregulated.
Ken Steif
April 24, 2012, 6am PDT
Texas has come under scrutiny for a pattern of developing low-income housing projects in areas already suffering from poverty and blight. Karisa King describes how the NIMBY mentality is reinforced by the subsidization system.
Texas Tribune
April 2, 2012, 10am PDT
With mockumentary-style coverage, NPR's John Burnett imagines the trials of a state's secession.
NPR
December 26, 2011, 1pm PST
Highland Park, ZIP code 75205, represents the top of the 1% in Texas, and is the most enthusiastically Republican community in the country.
Mother Jones
October 20, 2011, 10am PDT
VIA Metropolitan Transit Company met with the city council regarding future plans involving a new streetcar line. According to Vianna Davila, "VIA must drastically change its streetcar proposal if it wants the city to help pay for the project."
My San Antonio
April 13, 2011, 6am PDT
The City of Denton in Texas approved a traffic safety ordinance to assert the rights of the road for cyclists and other vulnerable road users.
TheCityFix.com
April 5, 2010, 6am PDT
Texas' strict banking regulation may be partially responsible for its economic health.
The Big Money
April 1, 2010, 1am PDT
In this editorial, blogger Kevin Buchanan argues that a Fort Worth streetcar is being delayed by political forces and should move forward for the benefit of the community.
Fortworthology
July 9, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>How often does one hear that transit is somehow a less respectable form of transportation than driving because of the "massive subsidies" transit receives? Well, a new study by Texas DOT says that highways don't pay for themselves either.</p>
la.streetsblog.org
May 7, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>This commentary from the <em>Austin American Statesman</em> argues that the city's aim to become the country's most livable city is undercut by its low number of community gardens.</p>
Austin American Statesman