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A kaleidoscopic moment shapes a new mosaic, as forces conspire to create a social new order

Children, inescapably, have a fascination with kaleidoscopes. They don’t need to know that the...

Remembering King in this year to end systemic racism, defeat White supremacy, and achieve a racially just country

The commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s holiday resonates differently this year. The...

A signpost called Trust at the crossroads of America’s diverging and evermore partisan pathways

Review: Trust – America’s Best Chance, by Pete Buttigieg, 2020, 215 pp., Liveright/Norton Endeavoring to read...

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A kaleidoscopic moment shapes a new mosaic, as forces conspire to create a social new order

Children, inescapably, have a fascination with kaleidoscopes. They don’t need to know that the kaleidoscope was invented in 1816 by Sir David Brewster or...

Remembering King in this year to end systemic racism, defeat White supremacy, and achieve a racially just country

The commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s holiday resonates differently this year. The celebration of perhaps the most important civil rights leader in...

A signpost called Trust at the crossroads of America’s diverging and evermore partisan pathways

Review: Trust – America’s Best Chance, by Pete Buttigieg, 2020, 215 pp., Liveright/Norton Endeavoring to read and produce a review of a book called Trust amid...

Perhaps you will consider this a eulogy

I see myself in the television screen (where the man stands in a sweatshirt that says “6 million was not enough”) ...

The just society and knowledge economy now towering on the post-pandemic horizon

In the classical Greek myth, Pandora opened her infamous box, releasing death, destruction, and untold suffering into the world, much like a virus called...

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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 and centralized treatment...

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 the urban...

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, and grow ever more assertive in...

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 the consensus...

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 brewing for...