The Austin City Limits music festival, held at the city's major public park, has inspired other cities to invite festivals to their parks, despite the inherent challenges.
Sep 26, 2008 Austin American-Statesman
Champion cyclist Lance Armstrong tops a list of heavy water users in a city trying hard to conserve while meeting rising demand during a drought and steady or rapid population growth.
Aug 26, 2008 Austin American-Statesman
The city of Austin considers a multi-billion dollar investment in a "biomass" power plant, burning wood waste in East Texas as a carbon-neutral, renewable energy source.
Aug 15, 2008 Austin American-Statesman
<p>Residents of Austin, TX are risking violation of city ordinances forbidding loud animals to raise chickens in their central city neighborhood backyards. It's partly a way to cut out-of-pocket expenses.</p>
Jul 11, 2008 Austin American-Statesman
<p>Stakeholders in Austin debate the future of a public golf course in the center of town while the University of Texas, owner of the land, debates whether to seek greater profits off the land. Neighbors champion the course as vital open space.</p>
Jul 9, 2008 Austin American-Statesman
<p>Austin and a number of other cities are working to reduce the carbon footprint left by their fleets of city vehicles. Austin officials are looking for ways to offset their remaining emissions.</p>
Jul 3, 2008 Austin American-Statesman
<p>After initially supporting the city's new mixed-use ordinance, some residents of East Austin asking the city to apply the brakes on adoption of the measure due to concerns about gentrification.</p>
May 18, 2007 Austin American-Statesman
<p>While long solo car commutes are tough on the environment (and increasingly the pocketbook), new research shows they has a negative effect on a person's health as well.</p>
Apr 18, 2007 Austin American-Statesman
<p>An ambitious $1.5 billion mixed-use project announced recently in Austin, Texas, proposes to anchor a 681-acre development with sound stages and other media-focused infrastructure. Will this project die a slow death like similar efforts before it?</p>
Apr 17, 2007 Austin American-Statesman
<p>Developers, neighborhood leaders and all interested parties will be able to track project approvals at every stage of the process.</p>
Mar 3, 2007 Austin American-Statesman