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October 9, 2019, 11am PDT
As the company plans to cease operations in a number of markets, carsharing’s future in the rapidly shifting world of mobility is unclear.
Smart Cities Dive
September 22, 2019, 9am PDT
It's not quite citywide speed limit reductions that some Vision Zero cities are implementing, but the city of Austin has approved a suite of speed limit changes.
KUT
August 9, 2019, 10am PDT
In an unusual move, Austin's housing authority is buying apartments on the private market to rent to Housing Choice Voucher holders.
Next City
August 8, 2019, 6am PDT
Startups are increasingly abandoning the suburban office park to try their luck in denser urban cores. According to this study, good transit is one factor behind that trend. But it's not the only one.
CityLab
August 5, 2019, 6am PDT
The question of whether there is space for children in rapidly changing cities was under investigation in two recent studies with somewhat contradictory findings.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
Feature
August 5, 2019, 5am PDT
Urban park planning and design needs to deliver a lot of community benefit from a small amount of space. The lessons that emerge
Claire Hempel
July 22, 2019, 12pm PDT
A proposed pilot program would text six new types of transit ridership incentives in the city of Austin.
Smart Cities Dive
July 19, 2019, 6am PDT
Over a year after Capital Metro in Austin overhauled its bus system design, the system is bucking national trends and achieving growth in its ridership numbers.
CBS Austin
July 3, 2019, 1pm PDT
More cities are leveraging technology to better manage one of the most confusing and congested spaces in the public realm: the curb.
Smart Cities Dive
June 23, 2019, 11am PDT
Google is positioning itself to take advantage of the local talent residing in and around Austin.
Austin American-Statesman
May 11, 2019, 1pm PDT
The city of Austin is using density bonus as an incentive for developers to include affordable housing in new developments.
Austin Monitor
May 10, 2019, 5am PDT
The march of progress continues.
Curbed
April 23, 2019, 9am PDT
A number of U.S. cities have set ambitious zero-waste goals, but reaching targets has been challenging. Turning waste into a viable commodity is one strategy to get materials out of the waste stream.
Next City
March 18, 2019, 2pm PDT
An explosion of upscale multifamily development in Texas cities reflects trends in the national housing market.
Curbed
March 15, 2019, 6am PDT
A new 3D printer, coming soon to the market, promises serious construction cost savings in an era of seriously expensive construction costs.
Curbed Austin
March 7, 2019, 12pm PST
The first priority of the draft Austin Strategic Mobility Plan is to reduce single-occupant vehicle trips.
Smart Cities Dive
February 27, 2019, 7am PST
Austin seems like a safe bet to be one fo the next cities to end parking minimums citywide, and advocates are already pressing for the change.
Austin Monitor
January 3, 2019, 9am PST
Apple has plans to build a new campus and expand its Texas workforce. The decision to expand to an Austin suburb points to both regional and national trends and outcomes.
CityLab
December 17, 2018, 11am PST
Both Apple and Google have announced expansions in recent days that required a ten-figure total to describe.
The Washington Post
December 12, 2018, 9am PST
Capital Metro in Austin, Texas recently published a set of outstanding resources for planning and designing Transit Oriented Development: a Transit Design Guide, a TOD Priority Tool and a TOD Guide. Way to go, Austin!
Transit Design Guide