Protecting The Hill Country’s Scenic Beauty From Suburban Sprawl

A new study makes several recommendations for protecting the Texas Hill country’s cultural heritage and scenic beauty from the intense population growth that Austin and San Antonio have seen. A big focus on planning for the future, the report recommends mapping what areas can be developed vs those that are better conservation areas, the establishment of an endowment to finance conservation, and increased rail and bus infrastructure and service. Professor of urban planning at the University of Pensylvania Robert Yaro, Dean of the UT School of Architecture Fritz Steiner and Christy Muse guest on this episode of TPR.