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All Things Considered host Nathan Bernier talks with newscaster Joseph Leahy about funding for CodeNEXT, Visit Austin's operating budget and President Trump's pick to chair the White House's Council on Environmental Quality.

Syeda Hasan / KUT

About two dozen visitors attended the city’s first multilingual open house on CodeNEXT, a rewrite of the city's land development code, at Hart Elementary in North Austin on Wednesday.

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Nearly 100 people crammed into a backroom of a South Austin lodge to hear Mayor Steve Adler tackle some boring stuff.

Made up mostly of members of the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association, the audience sat in cushioned beige chairs looking at times angry, confused and tired. When the seats were full, neighbors leaned against wooden poles and sat atop tables. They listened as residents lined up in front of a mic to air concerns about CodeNEXT, the city’s attempt to rewrite a 30-year-old land development code.

Pavel Mezihorak for KUT

Developers that want to build low-income housing in wealthier neighborhoods should engage more with neighborhood groups to convince them of the merits of affordable housing.

That’s one recommendation in a study published today by the Urban Institute, a nonpartisan think tank.

Martin do Nascimento / KUT

A development going up in East Austin could provide a more affordable option for home ownership. 

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