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The plan seeks to mitigate the effects of urban heat islands by preserving and growing the city's tree canopy.
Smart Cities Dive
5 days ago
The center of commercial gravity will be located a little to the east in Austin after two six-story office buildings are complete.
Urbanize Austin
June 15, 2021, 11am PDT
If vaccines provide the means out of the pandemic, vaccine hesitancy and opposition threaten to prolong it. Battles over public health are being fought in courtrooms and statehouses like in Ohio, where a 'vaccine choice' bill is being considered.
The Columbus Dispatch
June 14, 2021, 7am PDT
Overdue and over budget, infrastructure for pedestrian and people on bikes is finally available on the Margaret McDermott Bridge in Dallas.
June 10, 2021, 11am PDT
The plaintiffs in one of the nation's first court cases over employer-required COVID vaccinations are among the heroes of the pandemic—nurses fighting to remain unvaccinated. Houston Methodist Hospital suspended unvaccinated employees on June 6.
JD Supra
June 8, 2021, 8am PDT
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is in the early stages of planning for two projects that could leverage plans to rebuild two freeways in the city with plan to reconnect the neighborhoods they severed.
The Dallas Morning News
June 6, 2021, 5am PDT
A new report quantifies the number of housing units in the development pipelines in metropolitan areas around the United States.
Urbanize Atlanta
June 4, 2021, 6am PDT
The Census Bureau released new data on May 27 that includes the first four months of the pandemic. Seattle tops the growth rate at 2.2% from July 1, 2019, to July 1, 2020, while Baltimore and San Francisco land at the bottom with -1.4%.
The Seattle Times
May 30, 2021, 11am PDT
Bayou Greenways Park is part of a decade-long project building 172 miles of connected greenways around the city of Houston.
Houston Chronicle
May 26, 2021, 12pm PDT
A nonprofit hopes to create a viable plan for the iconic stadium—and find a way to pay for it.
Houston Chronicle
May 20, 2021, 10am PDT
The current work will expand the freeway to three lanes in each direction and shift a notorious bottleneck farther west.
Houston Chronicle
May 19, 2021, 7am PDT
A proposed bill in the Texas legislature would help prevent displacement of homeowners in areas experiencing reinvestment and redevelopment.
Dallas Morning News
May 12, 2021, 7am PDT
Dallas is amidst a process for electing a new City Council, and one local writer sees the transition as an opportunity to present an ambitious agenda for also overhauling the city's local dining scene.
Dallas Observer
May 10, 2021, 8am PDT
The nation's most populous state learned from the Census Bureau last month that it would lose a congressional district for the first time in its history. On Friday, it revealed that 2020 was the first year since 1850 to experience a population loss.
May 7, 2021, 7am PDT
Despite a statewide ban approved by the Texas State Legislature in 2019, four Texas cities still have active contracts with photographic enforcement companies.
The Houston Chronicle
May 3, 2021, 10am PDT
Voters in Austin voted to reinstate a ban on public camping, taking steps to criminalize homelessness before the State Legislature could.
Austin American-Statesman
April 29, 2021, 12pm PDT
A video published last week by City Beautiful reveals the myths and misconceptions of Houston's land use regulation system.
City Beautiful
April 29, 2021, 10am PDT
The state of Texas and the city of Austin are moving in opposite directions on how best to respond to the needs of people experiencing homelessness.
The Texas Tribune
April 29, 2021, 6am PDT
Another fatal crash prompts questions about Elon Musk's autopilot claims.
April 27, 2021, 7am PDT
The company's proposed $100 billion carbon capture project would require a "large-scale" public-private partnership and could capture up to 100 million tons of carbon per year.
Houston Chronicle