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Growing Greener:
The Environmental Benefits of a Compact and Connected Austin

Austin, Texas, is experiencing explosive population growth and increasing suburban sprawl. Growing Greener reviews academic and other literature on the environmental benefits and potential impacts of compact development, finding that well-designed compact development can deliver tangible benefits for Austin’s environment – reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, curbing the flow of polluted runoff into streams and lakes, and protecting natural areas and agricultural lands.

New Report: Older Consumers in the Financial Marketplace

Older Consumers in the Financial Marketplace highlights the importance of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as a link in the senior safety net, thanks to its work protecting older consumers from predatory financial behavior. In analyzing more than 72,000 financial complaint narratives submitted by older consumers to the bureau, we found that older Americans have suffered considerable financial harm from mortgage companies, debt collectors and all three major credit reporting companies – Equifax, Experian and Transunion.