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How Texas rebuffed billions in ACA aid to insure the poor, and how Austin and other cities could fix it

The Affordable Care Act, or ACA, the signature policy of President Barack...

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There is a ghostland somewhere near Of spirits of the Earth And aging oxygenated dirt And there is hope and there is hate But no one ever shows up late

The urgency of police reform made clearer still by new revelations in the case of Breonna Taylor killing

The new release of taped grand jury deliberations in the still-murky case...

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How Texas rebuffed billions in ACA aid to insure the poor, and how Austin and other cities could fix it

The Affordable Care Act, or ACA, the signature policy of President Barack Obama’s administration, was the culmination of nearly a century of...

By Allergy and Allegory

There is a ghostland somewhere near Of spirits of the Earth And aging oxygenated dirt And there is hope and there is hate But no one ever shows up late

The urgency of police reform made clearer still by new revelations in the case of Breonna Taylor killing

The new release of taped grand jury deliberations in the still-murky case of Breonna Taylor, the innocent 26-year-old Black woman brutally gunned...

Despite hyper-partisan discourse about cities, the fates of urban, suburban and rural America are thoroughly intertwined

Though much of our idealist art, iconography, and symbolism paints the American story as a tale of rustic pastoralism and life on...

Imagine NBA players playing for themselves – on Team Lebron, Team Durant or even Team Breonna Taylor

On Aug. 26, 2020, the NBA players made a clear statement. They were in control and the decision to play, or not...

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The radical remaking of Austin’s ...

For a glimpse of the future of water in fast-growing Austin and Central Texas, don’t look to the past of reengineered rivers, multi-dam reservoirs...

On cities, primary colors and the meaning of ‘geo-urbanism’

“Urbānitūs – the magazine of geo-urbanism” is frankly not a journal for the faint-hearted. At 6,000 words plus, our adjacent opening day monograph on...

On cities’ ‘OK boomer’ face-off with state and national governments

Let’s call it the infantilization of cities. It’s more than a little ironic: as cities are handed ever more responsibility,...

Gentrification is not a byproduct of planned urban growth, it is the plan

Among those living in Austin since the turn of the century, one is constantly confronted by the bracing reality of gentrification. It is, so...

Dogs to roads to human rights — Austin’s direct democracy decades

In early November, Austin voters nixed a proposal to rethink the Austin Convention Center and skirmishes at the ballot box are surely...