Austin housing

KUT Afternoon Newscast for November 14, 2023 

Central Texas top stories for November 14, 2023. APD officer injured in shootout released. Chance to weigh in on proposed changes intended to increase density and create more affordable housing. Texas House takes up legislation that would make a state crime of migrating into Texas without authorization. Texas women’s basketball undefeated early in the season. 

Texas Extra: Growth Machine — We Planned This

In this Texas Extra, you’ll hear the first episode of the new podcast Growth Machine: How Austin Engineered its Housing Market. 

Austin has grown a lot in recent years — and the East Side has been impacted the most. To understand the city’s pattern of displacement, we have to go back to 1928.

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Smart Growth or Dumb Growth?

(Episode 4) When a new mayor came to power, he found what he thought would be a compromise — a way to bring new businesses and build housing for all the people coming to Austin without threatening the city’s ecological gems. It turned out to be more complicated than that.

Listen to This Podcast or We’ll Poison Barton Springs

(Episode 3) In the 1990s, Austin voters passed landmark protections for parts of southwest Austin that sit on top of the aquifer that feeds Barton Springs. That set off a chain of events that had a profound effect on how the city would grow in the coming decades.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for August 29, 2022

Central Texas top stories for August 29, 2022. More housing could be coming to Austin. Advocates want free CapMetro fares for homeless. Williamson County budget in the works. Longhorns season opener. Austin FC looks ahead.