Today’s Headlines

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  • Metro Chair Hopes Texas Central Will Help Pay for Local Transit Connections (Houston Chron)
  • Austin City Council Makes Housing Coops Eligible for Affordable Housing Funds (KUT)
  • Austin Sues State Over 2015 Law Forcing Cities to Allow Housing Discrimination (Monitor)
  • Driver Crashes Into Bar Off Henderson Avenue in Old East Dallas (Morning News)
  • Mayor Niremberg Launches Task Force to Address San Antonio Affordable Housing (Express News)
  • Video: CAMPO TPB Chair Will Conley Advocates for Lowering Speed Limit on Suburban Road
  • TTI Seeks Volunteers to Ride Campus Robot Shuttle Designed for People with Disabilities (WTAW)

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Talking Headways Podcast: Critiquing the Language of Planners

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This week, Robin Rather of Collective Strength joins the podcast to talk about missteps in the planning profession - including how things go wrong with language. Robin shares how she got to thinking about urban issues and why she believes current planning practice is stuck in the 1990s. We discuss the often jargon-filled language the profession uses, taking a paragraph from Austin’s current zoning code rewrite to illustrate.

Today’s Headlines

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  • With Special Session Coming to End, #TXLege Declined to Weaken City Distracted Driving Laws (Express News)
  • The People of Dallas Held a Second Line Funeral Procession for the Trinity Toll Road (Brandon Formby)
  • Boerne and San Antonio Fighting Over Right to Pave Over Hill Country with Sprawl (Houston Chron)
  • Alissa Walker on “Mansplaining the City” (Curbed)
  • Hilarious Proposal: Car Dealers Are Being Left Out of Mobility Discussion (TAG)
  • …Two of Five Members of the Texas Transportation Commission Are Car Dealers
  • Next Draft of Austin’s CodeNEXT to Be Released September 15 (Austin Chron)

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  • With Two Days Left in Special Session, Bill to Overrule Local Distracted Driving Bans Is Dead (Statesman)
  • AT&T Lobbyist Chose to Support HB 171 (to Allow Distracted Driving), Not HB 117 (to Prevent Deaths)
  • Austin Transpo Dept Shifting Traffic Calming Program Toward Safe Design Speed, Away From Speed Bumps
  • Texas Central Selects Firms to Build Houston-Dallas High Speed Rail Line, Money Still Needed (WFAA)
  • Austin NIMBYs Prefer Auto Salvage Yard to Having the “Wrong Kind of People” Move In (Monitor)
  • Renters Leaving Austin for Houston, Denver, and Seattle Seeking Greater Affordability (KUT)
  • Judge Rules Austin Road Builder Doesn’t Have to Go Through Pesky Public Review Process (Law 360)
  • Austin Council Members Want to Rename Confederate Soldier Streets (KUT)

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