Texas

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The Texas Legislature and executive branch is continuing to wage a battle against local control, this time pursuing a land use law that would undermine zoning code changes, such as the current CodeNEXT process in Austin.
Austin American-Statesman
July 20, 2017, 6am PDT
The longstanding trend in Texas of permitting more single-family homes than multi-family developments looks to be accelerating.
Houston Chronicle
July 19, 2017, 7am PDT
The CodeNext project of updating the city of Austin's zoning code and land use policies has faced a controversial and protracted period of public scrutiny. The Allandale neighborhood provides a case study.
Austin American-Statesman
July 15, 2017, 11am PDT
The rubber meets the road, or not.
Austin Monitor
July 12, 2017, 10am PDT
A forthcoming opportunity for Houston offers a chance to consider the ingredients for a successful innovation district, and what level of intervention, public and private, is required to make the concept succeed.
Houston Chronicle
July 12, 2017, 6am PDT
Both the local newspaper and the controller's office have found evidence that the Houston Housing Authority fails to deliver projects that match the amount of funding it receives.
Houston Chronicle
July 10, 2017, 2pm PDT
A study of three of the country's population and cultural centers reveals the kinds of discrimination same-sex couples and transgender individuals are likely to encounter on the rental market.
Urban Institute
July 6, 2017, 10am PDT
Dallas rapid transit organization takes the rare step of bringing riders and transit advocates onto their board.
The Dallas Morning News
July 5, 2017, 2pm PDT
Houston is fighting itself on walkability. While some build sidewalks and benches, parking minimums and outdated policies hold the city back.
Urban Edge
July 5, 2017, 1pm PDT
Dallas suburbs continue their development boom. The latest example comes from Frisco.
The Dallas Morning News
July 2, 2017, 7am PDT
For all the talk of Texas' relatively affordable housing prices, the city of Austin is one of the worst examples of one of the dominant trends in the U.S. real estate market—fewer and fewer options for affordable rental housing.
The Urban Edge
July 1, 2017, 7am PDT
The "small-town feel" of Conroe, Texas is touted as one of the reason for its quick population growth.
The Urban Edge
June 26, 2017, 12pm PDT
A new state-of-the-art urban garden is for the 400 daily residents of a Dallas homeless shelter to maintain and enjoy.
The Dallas Morning News
June 22, 2017, 9am PDT
Austin has mostly been planning, designing, and engineering its streets the same way for 20 years. A new Street Design Guide would pave the way for a new era.
KUT
June 20, 2017, 8am PDT
Texas has doubled down on the Trump Administration's deportation policies, and business leaders from several sectors in the state are starting to speak up about the policy's effects on the workforce.
AP via Southeastern Missourian
June 19, 2017, 2pm PDT
An advocate for the Cotton Belt line to connect Dallas with suburbs to the north is tired of the project taking a backseat to the transit interests of the urban core.
The Dallas Morning News
June 16, 2017, 9am PDT
A city controller's audit finds lots of room for improvement at the Houston Fire Department's Life Safety Bureau.
The Houston Chronicle
June 15, 2017, 9am PDT
A whitewater feature built into the Trinity River in Dallas will have to go—it rendered the river unnavigable and thus breached the terms granted by a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit.
The Dallas Morning News
June 14, 2017, 12pm PDT
Advocates for linkage fees as a tool to enable the construction of additional have encountered stiff resistance in some of the country's most populated areas.
The Los Angeles Times
June 12, 2017, 7am PDT
This story about man whose commute to work involves "water like glass" and chirping birds might make car commuters and straphangers envious.
KUOW