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Monday 21st July 2014
Resilient cities: how do you build a city that lasts?
Cities Contributor: The Urbanist

Seeking out stories of strong leadership, the right infrastructure and communities whose bonds endure catastrophe, Monocle's The Urbanist podcast visits San Francisco, Da Nang, Hong Kong and Calgary.

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Mai | Profession | 05.09.2014 | 16:05
Good analysis. Keep it up. I thguoht Austin already had the discussion about urban v. suburban growth and made the decision to go urban. Apparently not, though. First the McMansion ordinance which killed duplex construction (thereby reducing density) and now this idea that the neighborhood associations have veto power over any development that happens in their area. Austin will continue to grow because the job market is so strong here, but it looks more and more like that growth will be suburban, not urban, other than a downtown enclave of half-a-million dollar two bedroom condos for the trust fund babies.The sad thing is that somehow the city's liberal establishment got tricked into thinking that their opposition to growth will save Austin's soul. Instead, it will just price out all the musicians, writers, freaks, and bohemians that make the city interesting.