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Media Mention October 9, 2019

Former Texas House Speaker Joe Straus comes to campus, speaks to students

Former Texas House Speaker Joe Straus spoke on campus Tuesday about his experiences in legislative leadership and the current state of politics.

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Media Mention October 9, 2019

Trump's latest misdiagnosis is bitter pill for immigrants

President TrumpDONALD JOHN TRUMPTrump congratulates Washington Nationals on World Series winTrump hints that dog injured in al-Baghdadi raid will visit White HouseVindman says White House lawyer moved Ukraine call to classified server: reportMORE’s Oct. 4 proclamation is a misdiagnosis

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Media Mention October 1, 2019

Push for nuclear power in space sets off proliferation debate

NASA could place human missions to the moon or Mars in political jeopardy if it opts to use highly-enriched uranium as a power source in space, warns a leading specialist on nuclear proliferation.

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Media Mention September 30, 2019

Opinion: Texas must lead the charge on climate change

Steven Pedigo, director of the LBJ Urban Lab, and Laura Huffman (MPAff '91), Texas state director of the Nature Conservancy, write that Texas should be at the forefront of creating policies for cities to deal with climate change, and point to Proposition 8, legislation on the ballot this November that would create a statewide flood planning process that would create a fund for flood infrastructure projects.

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Media Mention September 28, 2019

Viagran: City, tech companies should 'work hand in hand' to solve sharing economy issues

"'Urban tech is a sector that is here, it’s not going anywhere, and it’s really changing the way we live our lives,' said moderator Steven Pedigo, who directs the Urban Lab at The University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs."

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Media Mention September 25, 2019

Opinion: We can’t address homelessness until we have good data

"As professors of public policy, we know two things: The city can’t solve a problem it can’t define, and it can neither define homelessness nor identify solutions to it until it has reliable data. Right now, we simply don’t know enough to make informed decisions. If Austin wants to seriously address homelessness, that has to change."

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Media Mention September 18, 2019

What Austin can learn from other cities

"'Nothing is more contentious than land use,' Marilyn Strickland, President/CEO of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce told a crowded room Thursday, Sept. 12, during a panel discussion on what Austin can learn from other cities at this year’s Real Estate Council of Austin’s RECA Exchange.

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Media Mention September 15, 2019

Virginia Jails Struggle to Screen Inmates, Prevent Suicides

Suicide has long been the leading cause of death in jails around the country.

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Media Mention September 12, 2019

What Austin can learn about traffic, housing, homelessness from similar U.S. cities

Government and business leaders from these peer cities shared some of their experiences addressing land use, affordable housing, mass transit and homelessness to attendees of a Real Estate Council of Austin event.

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Media Mention September 10, 2019

Innovation Blueprint: Entrepreneurship in TX

Writes LBJ Urban Lab Director Steven Pedigo: "Texas is at the epicenter of growth and change in the U.S. Today, large Texas cities are leading the way in growth and innovation. With their creative and innovative ecosystems, the metro areas of Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Austin attracted more than 90,000 new residents between 2016 and 2017, and generated more than $1.2 trillion in GDP.  While these large Texas cities thrive, their small- and mid-sized rural counterparts continue to fall further behind."

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