December 16, 2015, 5am PST
Two Texas universities received a federal grant to embed sensors in road asphalt to create renewable electricity from the wind created by passing vehicles to power roadside lights and traffic signals.
Energy Harvesting Journal
December 14, 2015, 2pm PST
The approval of the Plan Houston comprehensive plan was one of the biggest planning news stories of the year. A new podcast digs deeper into the significance and details of the new plan for the city of Houston.
December 11, 2015, 10am PST
The average water main in Dallas is 42 years old, and the costs of updating the city's water mains are estimated at $55 million a year. The problem: Dallas doesn’t even know where to start.
December 8, 2015, 1pm PST
The Neighborhood Centers non-profit operates a bus named for the Who song "Magic Bus" to fill the fundamental needs of low income residents of Houston: access to jobs, healthcare, markets, and home.
December 7, 2015, 10am PST
At critical points, Dallas' streetcar system runs without overhead cables. Two batteries underneath the car store enough power to propel the train across a mile-long bridge.
November 28, 2015, 7am PST
The latest plan for the Texas Central high-speed rail line would stop trains well short of downtown Houston. Transit advocates are displeased with the change of plans.
November 27, 2015, 9am PST
The TAPS transit agency is severely distressed, and continuing to receive bad news about its finances.
November 25, 2015, 8am PST
Four major cities in Texas are either considering or constructing convention center upgrades.
Community Impact Newspaper
November 24, 2015, 7am PST
A pair of articles details two new, massive greenfield developments on the way in North Texas.
November 23, 2015, 1pm PST
Accessory dwelling units, granny flats, mother-in-law units—whatever you call them, they're now legal in Austin.
Community Impact Newspaper
November 22, 2015, 9am PST
The age-old competition between cities to attract convention business is getting its latest public debate in Dallas, where stakeholders are preparing a proposal to bring the city's convention center into the modern era.
November 19, 2015, 9am PST
The city of Dallas got the memo about the benefits of converting one-way streets to two-ways. Two streets in the Victory Park neighborhood will be reconfigured this weekend.
November 18, 2015, 12pm PST
Texas 130 has failed to live up to its revenue potential, leaving the private company that operates the road in junk bond status.
November 16, 2015, 9am PST
A conversation with an architect yields insight into how Houston's pride in the lack of traditional land use regulation mechanisms has created the city as it exists today.
November 11, 2015, 1pm PST
The big, contentious question of contemporary downtowns is under consideration in Dallas: Is there too much parking or not enough parking?
November 9, 2015, 1pm PST
Lots of dollar signs were flying around on Texas ballots last week, many of which were headed toward road construction measures. The Houston Chronicle, however, points out the shortcomings of the state's patterns of investment.
November 9, 2015, 7am PST
A researcher at Rice University finds that proclamations of Houston’s affordability, gentrification, and growth are just myths.
November 5, 2015, 11am PST
Left behind in business-as-usual city planning processes: low income and racial minority residents who rely on biking for transportation.
October 30, 2015, 11am PDT
Transit Oriented Development projects around the country are still facing suburban-style parking requirements.
October 28, 2015, 1pm PDT
Like many other cities, Houston was looking for ways to bring more residents to Downtown. The Downtown Living Initiative has worked well—but will it leave some populations behind?