City Notes

Dockless Scooters: An Apologia From Austin

We are on the verge of an urban revolution. A new device has revolutionized how we travel, making cars obsolete. Cities are going to re-architect themselves around the invention. The year, of course, is 2001 and the invention is the Segway. That revolution didn’t pan out. The Segway is now known mostly as a gag in a movie…

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Bring Back Cheap Housing

Can we talk about the vast changes in how what we allow as acceptable housing has impacted housing affordability- especially in high demand areas? We have to reform not only zoning, but all the building and health codes to allow much more density and flexibility. In spite of the hype- and apparently huge market –…

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