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Why People are Choosing Downtown Austin Living Over Traditional Single-Family Homes

April 12, 2019 | By: Lara Burns, Urbanspace

The average Austin resident is now more likely to prefer downtown living than a single-family home. Here's why.

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RECA LDC Class Releases White Paper on UNO

July 2, 2018 | By: Kate Clark, Lionheart Places

University Neighborhood Overlays (UNO) are a tool that could potentially be utilized as a valuable resource four our community. RECA's 2018 LDC Class took a closer look at the pros and cons.

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Time for the City to Move Forward with CodeNEXT

June 17, 2016 | By: Ward Tisdale, RECA President

It’s been four years since the road map for CodeNEXT was laid out in Imagine Austin, and we’re still without a draft of the code.

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Maintaining Status Quo Hurts the Community

February 29, 2016 | By: Ward Tisdale, RECA President

CodeNEXT and Imagine Austin can provide tools that, far from destroying the neighborhoods, will help them survive and thrive as the city continues to grow and change.

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What’s in the Proposed Parkland Dedication Ordinance?

November 20, 2015 | By: Taylor Steed, FourT Realty

Among other things, the proposed formula could require a parkland dedication that is larger than the site itself.

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Why We Must Support Density in Austin

September 23, 2015 | By: Frank Harren, Caldwell-Banker Commercial

There are some basic truths about land use in Austin that should not be ignored. Austin's affordability and economic fairness have deteriorated largely due to government regulation.

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Our Bus System Should be Among the Best in Class

August 5, 2015 | By: Ward Tisdale, RECA President

We don't need a rail line to be successful. A transit system based on rubber tires will do just fine.

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Millenials Demand More Urban Housing Choices

June 29, 2015 | By: Jewels Watson, Drenner Group, PC

Millennials have a generational preference for walkable urban places that’s shaping the market in cities, like Austin, where they’ve landed.

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Population Growth and Environmental Stewardship: Battle or Balance?

April 28, 2015 | By: Aan Coleman, Coleman & Associates

Changing our culture of growth to more sensible solutions like densifying nodes can help us reduce our water and energy needs and our carbon footprint.

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ADUs Should Be Easier to Build

March 6, 2015 | By: Nick Moulinet, DPR Construction

ADUs, or granny flats, are not as easy to build in Austin as they should be. RECA urges the new City Council to take advantage of this opportunity to respond to the community’s needs.

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