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In 2012, the city of Austin carved out ten new voting districts in a bid to restructure the city's political system. KUT News wanted to take a close look at these new districts, starting with Austin's only African-American majority neighborhood, "District One."
I joined a small team of KUT reporters in asking residents of District One a single question: what’s the one thing that would make life better on your block?
This project was shortlisted for the 2014 Online Journalism Award.
Debate over whether urban farms contribute to the gentrification of Austin’s eastside was prolonged in October 2013, when the Austin City Council decided to postpone a decision on changes to the city's urban farm rules.
Before City Council's decision, I took a look at the issue from two standpoints: an examination of the gentrification debate, and a look at one urban farm in action.
With a vibrant live music scene, a bustling tech sector and a top-flight university, Austin seems like an oasis for young people. However, the seemingly youthful Texas capital isn't wasted on the young. The Austin-Round Rock area has the fastest growing population of people between ages 55 and 64, and the third-fastest growing for those 65 and over, according to U.S. Census data.
I went behind the scenes of one organization that’s helping to address the needs of Austin’s aging community.