March 5, 2018, 11am PST
The city wants to give its 7,000 citizens without permanent homes "[u]nique digital identifiers" to help them get reliable access to services.
February 26, 2018, 2pm PST
Examples from California and Texas exemplify two extremes in thinking about parking.
February 15, 2018, 10am PST
A new report shows the need for Central Texas counties and cities to invest in their Latino populations.
February 8, 2018, 8am PST
CodeNEXT is one of the most ambitious, and controversial, zoning reform projects ongoing in the country, with lessons to offer planners all over the country in code writing, public outreach, and planning outcomes.
January 31, 2018, 10am PST
The Hope Outdoor Galley, as Graffiti Park is officially known, will relocate to a decidedly less central location.
Community Impact Newspaper
January 21, 2018, 11am PST
A local resident reviews an important new neighborhood plan in Austin from a pro-development and livability perspective.
January 5, 2018, 11am PST
Using the Urban Institute's Mapping America's Futures tool, the Kinder Institute overviews likely racial demographics in Texas and elsewhere by 2030.
December 23, 2017, 5am PST
As monopolies, especially local ones, loom in some other industries, Uber's predominance has been slipping. Will a duopoly between Uber and Lyft be enough to ensure quality ride-hailing?
December 19, 2017, 7am PST
In a landmark, unanimous vote, the Texas Transportation Commission eliminated all 15 express lane projects from their 10-year capital plan despite pleas from Austin area officials to retain the $8 billion, I-35 project that includes four toll lanes.
December 9, 2017, 11am PST
A new sports and entertainment district in East Austin, the former site of the Travis County Exposition Center, has attracted starchitect design talent and is likely to run up a world-class price tag.
November 16, 2017, 11am PST
Political support and a new capital campaign are helping to expand the tiny home concept as a solution to homelessness in Austin, Texas.
November 2, 2017, 9am PDT
Interstate 35 through Central Austin would be transformed into a three-level roadway wIth toll lanes in the middle, according to an 8.1 billion vision proposed by TxDOT.
November 1, 2017, 7am PDT
In a series of articles by Austin-based KXAN-TV, reporters examine the new MoPac Express Lane, now in full operation more than two years behind schedule. Despite significant construction setbacks, the congestion-priced lanes are well-used.
October 18, 2017, 9am PDT
The Columbus Crew could become Austin FC if a new stadium doesn't materialize in Ohio's capital city.
July 25, 2017, 9am PDT
The Texas Legislature and executive branch is continuing to wage a battle against local control, this time pursuing a land use law that would undermine zoning code changes, such as the current CodeNEXT process in Austin.
July 19, 2017, 7am PDT
The CodeNext project of updating the city of Austin's zoning code and land use policies has faced a controversial and protracted period of public scrutiny. The Allandale neighborhood provides a case study.
July 15, 2017, 11am PDT
The rubber meets the road, or not.
July 2, 2017, 7am PDT
For all the talk of Texas' relatively affordable housing prices, the city of Austin is one of the worst examples of one of the dominant trends in the U.S. real estate market—fewer and fewer options for affordable rental housing.
June 22, 2017, 9am PDT
Austin has mostly been planning, designing, and engineering its streets the same way for 20 years. A new Street Design Guide would pave the way for a new era.
June 14, 2017, 12pm PDT
Advocates for linkage fees as a tool to enable the construction of additional have encountered stiff resistance in some of the country's most populated areas.