You Are Here: Clarksville

Clarksville, founded in 1871 by freedman Charles Clark as a settlement for former African-American slaves in the aftermath of the Civil War, couldn’t hold onto every part of its history. Despite the neighborhood’s roots, its demographics shifted heavily in the early 1900s as land values increased alongside city-enforced segregation. The neighborhood now occupies Austin’s second most expensive zip code , with home prices…

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Austin’s Tower Vaporware: An Extremely Sad Downtown Field Guide

As the Austin skyline undergoes exponential growth, sometimes it feels like plans for new towers downtown show up every week. If you like that sort of thing, there’s never been a more exciting time to live in this city — and judging by the name at the top of this site, you can count us…

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Austin City Council Approves Delivery Robot Pilot Program

A resolution adopted unanimously this morning at a meeting of the Austin City Council will allow the deployment of personal delivery robotic devices, or PDDs , on city sidewalks. The resolution authorizes the creation of a pilot program by the Austin Transportation Department to partner with private tech companies and PDD operators to test the feasibility of battery-powered…

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