Studies show overall health is impacted by more than just our genetic makeup and access to a doctor. Known as the social determinants of health, a variety of factors including economic stability, education, social and civic participation, and home/neighborhood environments all play a major role in our overall health and wellbeing, and ultimately, health outcomes. … Read More
Real estate development projects, particularly those in urban areas, are facing more public scrutiny than ever. Increasingly vocal stakeholders have a vested interest in how a proposed land use project — particularly one that involves changing the current zoning laws — might affect the long-term livability of their city. They may be jaded by a … Read More
Riding a bike or scooter around town might not sound controversial, but lately cities have a different perspective. As the number of dockless bikes and scooters have ballooned, challenges have followed. Despite the many benefits of this emerging transportation option, negative sentiment has magnified its drawbacks. “Bike litter” permeates the media with images of cluttered … Read More
City residents bemoan long commutes in gridlocked traffic and generally favor public transit options. Public transportation confers numerous benefits – lower commuting costs, less time spent in traffic and cleaner air. Then why did Nashville voters soundly reject a referendum to expand public transit for the city? And what does this mean for other emerging … Read More
In recent years, more and more workers around the U.S. — including the Austin area — are doing the 9-to-5 at shared offices known as coworking spaces. While these spaces might house traditional businesses like software companies, law firms, real estate brokerages and ad agencies, the spaces themselves are anything but traditional.