June 9, 2017, 1pm PDT
What it means when planners use their words.
April 26, 2016, 7am PDT
Rapid development in Austin, TX has severely impacted rental housing, including mobile home parks, which are a source of low-income housing.
April 12, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>With the annual Congress for New Urbanism coming to town in 2008, Duany offers his thoughts on the Texas Capital on a recent visit.</p>
February 18, 2007, 7am PST
<p>As plans to develop a Wal-Mart and a shopping mall draw thousands of protesters in Austin, Texas, the public seems to be demanding a new kind of development.</p>
February 9, 2007, 11am PST
<p>To encourage development that is consistent with the city's vision for sustainable development, planners have created a new zoning designation that looks like a win-win for developers and neighborhoods -- if they can stand the density.</p>
January 21, 2007, 11am PST
<p>In a rerun of a failed 1999 plan to build a high-rise near the city's Town Lake, officials in Austin, Texas, are looking to increase downtown density. The City is hoping this try works, but the original plan's opponents are still opposed.</p>
January 12, 2007, 7am PST
<p>With its downtown booming, Austin, Texas is trying to help homeowners who are feeling the squeeze from rising property values -- by buying their land.</p>
July 18, 2006, 6am PDT
Concordia University, in Austin, Texas, is gearing up to move to a new location. But the 22 acres it's leaving behind won't be empty for long. A large-scale and high-rising pedestrian-friendly development is slated for the site.
April 21, 2006, 2pm PDT
This McMansionization is a must-see.
April 21, 2006, 10am PDT
The historic Oakwood Cemetery has a rich past, and controversy surrounding its treatment, which has flared up again, has swirled for over 100 years.
March 17, 2006, 2pm PST
The Austin Chronicle has released a new website -- the Bloat-O-Meter -- where users can rate the relative obesity of their neighbors' homes.
March 14, 2006, 10am PST
The state has begun to consider imposing limits on emissions, but some are concerned that they will not meet EPA standards, let alone surpass them.
March 5, 2006, 9am PST
Decision comes amid conflicting smart growth and neighborhood-level planning approaches, which differ over treatment of larger homes.
February 24, 2006, 5am PST
Austin Energy is using new technology to monitor energy use more carefully, in the hopes of developing a 'smart energy network'.
January 24, 2006, 9am PST
According to one advocate, a doctrine individuals can practice in all walks of life, making a tangible difference in promoting sustainability at a local level.
December 30, 2005, 1pm PST
The City of Austin will hire consultants to develop a Downtown Austin Plan to create "one of the best downtowns in the country."
December 30, 2005, 11am PST
A public-private financing partnership could spur creation of the 15-stop line.
January 28, 2005, 7am PST
A feature-length story examines the dramatic impact transit-oriented development is likely to have on Austin's future.
January 10, 2005, 2pm PST
2004's top ten local issues in the central Texas region.
December 2, 2004, 1pm PST
Proposed Austin ordinances would criminalize common homeless activities -- but might some of these activities be more common than many realize?