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August 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
The city anticipates significant population growth in the coming decades, and it has put a funding plan into action to ensure affordable housing doesn’t fall by the wayside.
Next City
July 20, 2019, 7am PDT
The economy is improving in places like Texas, but a closer look indicates that cities are taking off while rural areas are lagging behind.
The New York Times
July 15, 2019, 11am PDT
Local municipalities are offering housing incentives to draw employees and help them live closer to their jobs.
Governing
June 10, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Dallas-area transit agency is partnering with other agencies to study driverless buses and their role in the future of transit systems.
Dallas News
April 2, 2019, 2pm PDT
Cities across the country are developing floodplain construction standards that are more stringent than those required by FEMA.
Inside Climate News
April 2, 2019, 9am PDT
The city is putting money into a risk mitigation fund, but activists want to see better protections for renters in a rapidly changing neighborhood.
CityLab
March 26, 2019, 12pm PDT
Many of the historic towns would disappear if flood buyout programs force residents to relocate.
Scalawag
March 20, 2019, 12pm PDT
The agency’s director wants to change the city’s transportation priorities and provide more mobility options to residents.
Next City
January 29, 2019, 7am PST
The Moving Forward Plan seeks to improve transportation throughout the region, but funding and project priorities still need to be sorted out.
Houston Chronicle
January 8, 2019, 6am PST
If coal use phases out in Texas, renewable energy could very likely pick up the slack.
Houston Chronicle
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 20, 2018, 7am PST
A decrease in affordable housing, the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and demographic changes mean more of the city’s neighborhoods are facing gentrification challenges.
Rice University News & Media
December 19, 2018, 1pm PST
A new report outlines a long list of measures the state needs to take to prevent catastrophic outcomes. However, it avoids directly discussing climate change as a cause of increasingly severe natural disasters.
Dallas News
November 24, 2018, 7am PST
The e-commerce behemoth has its hand in everything from warehouse development to renewable energy.
Curbed
November 20, 2018, 10am PST
A frank assessment of past policy wrongdoings is necessary to overcome inequality in the city.
The Dallas Morning News
November 12, 2018, 6am PST
The Houston region continues to grow, and local regional governance is struggling to meet residents’ needs.
Houston Public Media
October 30, 2018, 9am PDT
A proposal for high-speed rail from Houston to Dallas is highlighting the state’s social and political divisions.
Curbed
October 22, 2018, 5am PDT
The oil and gas industries want to see wastewater regulations loosened as they consider pumping the water into streams and rivers.
Houston Chronicle
October 10, 2018, 5am PDT
A bond referendum on the November ballot would help Austin increase its supply of affordable housing.
Next City
September 24, 2018, 11am PDT
A hydroponic farm on the grounds of the Texas State Fair helps residents in the food deserts of South Dallas.
The Dallas Morning News