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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.
March 18, 2019, 2pm PDT
An explosion of upscale multifamily development in Texas cities reflects trends in the national housing market.
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.
March 7, 2019, 12pm PST
The first priority of the draft Austin Strategic Mobility Plan is to reduce single-occupant vehicle trips.
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.
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.
December 17, 2018, 11am PST
Both Apple and Google have announced expansions in recent days that required a ten-figure total to describe.
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!
December 6, 2018, 12pm PST
Capital Metro is growing a new generation of public transit riders.
November 5, 2018, 6am PST
Faced growing housing costs and limited funding and resources for struggling homeowners and renters, the city of Austin has ramped up efforts to identify and lobby for housing policy changes.
October 10, 2018, 5am PDT
A bond referendum on the November ballot would help Austin increase its supply of affordable housing.
October 2, 2018, 8am PDT
Austin scooter traffic is rising, so why not make room for them?
September 20, 2018, 11am PDT
A chance to participate in a lottery, which gets winners on a waitlist for federal housing assistance, pops up on the calendar as frequently as the Summer Olympics.
August 31, 2018, 12pm PDT
A political decision by the Texas Transportation Commission last December to drop projects which included toll lanes was thought to doom 15 road expansions from their 10-year capital plan, but some will go forward with HOV as opposed to HOT lanes.
August 25, 2018, 11am PDT
Even after factoring in insurance, parking, depreciation, fuel, repair, maintenance and licensing, urban dwellers would pay half the costs to travel, on average, nearly 11,000 miles annually in their own new car rather than relying on ride-hailing.
August 16, 2018, 7am PDT
The Austin City Council approved plans for a new, privately financed soccer stadium to become the future home of the team currently known as the Columbus Crew.
August 1, 2018, 2pm PDT
The city of Austin's ambitious process of rewriting its Land Development Code has lost political support.
July 13, 2018, 2pm PDT
The new Futures Command will employ 500 employees and represents a big win for the city of Austin in a national economic development process landscape increasingly marked by competitive bid processes.
Associated Press via Houston Chronicle
July 6, 2018, 2pm PDT
Austin is one of the first cities where users can use Uber's new bike share system, after the transportation network company branched out earlier this year.
July 2, 2018, 10am PDT
In a new report, U.S. PIRG and the Frontier Group describe nine costly highway projects amounting to $30 billion in their fourth annual "Highway Boondoggles" report. All share the theme of induced travel demand.