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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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Fixable Barriers Continue to Make Housing Less Affordable

August 24, 2015 | By: Michael Cooper, RECA Board Chair

In RECA's latest white paper, we diagnose the barriers that are making the creation of new housing difficult to achieve.

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Cost of Government Continues to Significantly Outpace Incomes

June 8, 2015 | By: Ward Tisdale, RECA President

Our local leaders need to be vigilant about how their combined decisions impact the bottom lines of working families.

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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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Our Transportation Crisis Requires Bold Leadership

April 6, 2015 | By: Michael Cooper, RECA Board Chair

We need big ideas and courageous leaders who will execute them in order to overcome our traffic congestion issues.

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Create More Housing Supply

January 23, 2015 | By: Michael Cooper, RECA Board Chair

To improve the current affordability picture, RECA is calling for 100,000 new housing units of all types within the city limits.

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‘Compact and Connected’ is Crucial to City’s Future

December 15, 2014 | By: Heidi Gerbracht, RECA VP of Public Policy

Keeping the phrase 'compact and connected' in the Imagine Austin plan isn't just a minor wording issue. It's crucial to defining the future of our city.

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