Austin

The U.S. Cities Where the Fewest Commuters Get to Work By Car

And where bike commuting has been growing the fastest.

Know About 'Ghost Bikes'? Austin Has a Levitating 'Ghost Tree'

Since 2001, more than 300 million trees in Texas have perished due to insufficient rainfall and human water usage.

Austin's Airport Is Full of Dive-Bombing Bats

Bruce Wayne would feel exceptionally at home inside this Transylvania-style airport.

Austin's Weird Festival-Based Economy

How does the home of SXSW deal with the challenges of loud music venues and constantly exploding tourist populations? By recognizing these are good problems to have.

The Amazon Model: The Rise of Urban Start-Ups in Smaller Tech Hubs

A look at the patterns of venture capital investment in Seattle, Austin, and Chicago.

'Why Is Boston So Racist' and 50 Other City Stereotypes Revealed by Google Autocomplete

Austin is 'liberal,' Tampa is 'trashy,' and Buffalo is both 'cold' and 'depressing.'

A Heat Map Dining Guide to Hoagies, Hipsters and Bacon

Thanks to Yelp reviews.

A Nighttime Mystery Over the Biggest Cities in Texas

See if you can spot all the different light sources in this International Space Station image.

Metros Clobbered by the Housing Crisis Are Growing Again

Populations in markets hit hard by the 2008 crisis – like Phoenix, Orlando, and Las Vegas – grew faster than others.

What SXSW Can Tell Us About the Geography of Indie Music

Texas cities account for three of the top 10 metros, and nearly one in five SXSW acts hail from Texas.

Can San Antonio Displace Austin as Texas's Tech Hub?

The city has been quietly establishing itself as a center for computer industries.

A Peek at Rising Health Care Costs in 5 Major Cities

Premiums for the young and healthy are set to rise 169 percent, according to a new survey.

Bike Maps That Give Riders the Info They Actually Need

In Austin, maps are color-coded by comfort level rather than traffic-engineering standards.

How to Build a Better Bike Lane (and Get More People Out on Bikes)

More and more city planners are seeing bike lanes as "a rational part of the mobility picture."

Does Human Capital Tend to Cluster in Center Cities or the Suburbs?

According to new research, where college-educated folks live has a lot to do with population size.

Austin Celebrates the End of the World in Style

The "end of the world soiree" featured hedonism, science, and a little bit of salvation.

The 10 Healthiest U.S. Housing Markets Going in to 2013

Metros with strong job growth, low vacancy rates and low foreclosure inventory.

Forget Subways. Austin Needs Mass Transit Gondolas

Conceived as an enclosed ski lift large enough for bikes, the "Wire" would create shortcuts for pedestrians and cyclists.

These Are the Cities That Can Show Us How to Create Jobs

America's most competitive large metros for job growth.