March 2, 2017, 1pm PST
Demolitions in residential neighborhoods have increased quickly in Austin, as property owners upgrade their homes to contemporary layouts. Community Impact newspaper investigates the trend.
Community Impact Newspaper
February 28, 2017, 9am PST
Unlike the nation's more well-known high-speed rail project in California, the 205 miles-per-hour, Dallas-to-Houston bullet train will be almost entirely privately financed. How is that possible?
February 27, 2017, 2pm PST
The California high-speed rail project is not alone in confronting legal and political obstacles. The main issue in Texas that has aroused opposition to the privately financed, 240-mile Dallas to Houston bullet train is the use of eminent domain.
February 27, 2017, 12pm PST
Denver and Austin were finalists in the competition. Since then, they've found ways to implement their ideas.
February 27, 2017, 10am PST
Diverting billions of dollars of sales tax revenue from the state's general fund to the Texas Department of Transportation is taking a toll on other programs that lawmakers must fund.
February 22, 2017, 7am PST
A Dallas non-profit has sued Texas Governor Greg Abbott over what it calls a blatantly racist law that allows landlords to refuse payment in federal housing vouchers.
February 20, 2017, 1pm PST
The city of Austin is looking for ways to keep all eyes on the state capitol building.
February 10, 2017, 2pm PST
City officials in Houston have shown little regard for the safety of its people when they're walking outside, argues an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle.
February 7, 2017, 2pm PST
"Sunday might have been the Super Bowl, but Saturday was Metro’s super day," reports Dug Begley.
February 4, 2017, 7am PST
All eyes are on Texas to see whether fair housing policies enacted by the Obama Administration will have any chance to stick.
February 3, 2017, 7am PST
It was a big day for planners and planning in Austin earlier this week, when the city released the 1,100-page first draft of the city's new zoning code—the first major revision of the city's zoning doe since the mid-1980s.
Community Impact Newspaper
January 28, 2017, 11am PST
The arc of history has bent back to the Astrodome.
January 23, 2017, 6am PST
Some in Texas are worried about the structures that house Google's Fiberoptic Cables, complaining that the huts are ugly and take up too much park space.
San Antonio Business Journal
January 22, 2017, 1pm PST
An editorial in the Dallas Morning News argues that Fair Park could be a vibrant part of the city if it were restored, and that the restoration could be financed in part by revenue generated from the park itself.
January 16, 2017, 9am PST
The country's first "clean coal" facility has also been described as "the world's largest post-combustion carbon capture system."
January 3, 2017, 6am PST
The Fort Worth Transportation Authority will get the federal funding assistance it needs to build the Tex Rail project.
December 25, 2016, 1pm PST
A decision by the city of Austin to support lower speed limits on some city streets will remain a symbolic gesture until the state allows local governments to establish their own speed limits.
Austin American Statesman
December 21, 2016, 2pm PST
Texas and Utah were the leaders in growth for the 2015-2016 fiscal year; Illinois lost more residents than any other state.
December 21, 2016, 8am PST
Houston is famous among urbanists for many reasons: its lack of traditional zoning, its perpetual growth, and its position in the oil industry are just a few examples. Here, Wendell Cox argues that the city is still under appreciated.
December 20, 2016, 10am PST
An analysis of three essential attributes of urban grids reveals a preferred layout for the desired effect of a vibrant, active community.