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September 18, 2014 - 11:46:16

Recent research indicates that Austin is in need of housing, particularly for households earning less than $25,000 per year. Current data indicates that there is a shortage of 48,000 units, up...

Tagged: housing

August 25, 2014 - 15:46:08

Austin is full of iconic places, spaces, and people. As we continue to grow, what would happen if we shaped our community around places, inviting people to create and improve the public places...

Tagged: placemaking

July 23, 2014 - 10:22:15

In Central Texas water is a big deal, especially in the summer when the temperatures start to climb. For many, respite is found in the cool waters of nearby swimming holes, many of which are fed...

Tagged: streambank restoration

May 16, 2014 - 11:39:40

The Neighborhood Plan Contact Teams (NPCT) are groups of individuals who are the stewards and advocates of their adopted neighborhood plan. They work with city staff towards the implementation of...

Tagged: contact teams

May 12, 2014 - 10:51:33

There is not one simple answer to the Housing + Transit equation. A rewrite of the guidelines to the Federal Transit Administration New Starts program favors comprehensive solutions. Previous...

Tagged: Affordable Housing, Transit Oriented Developments