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Austin Wu grew up in Cedar Rapids and is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Public Health, where in Iowa City he became engaged with a variety of committees, commissions, and groups on local history, active transportation, and local politics. Before writing for The Gazette, Austin has written extensively for a variety of publications in Iowa about local history and urban design, especially in how taking cues from historic forms of vernacular development can be a pathway towards deceased automobile dependence and more sustainable, healthier ways of urban living. In his free time, he enjoys bicycling, folk music, and breakfast food. Follow him on Twitter, @theaustinwu.
Latest Articles by Austin Wu
Staff Columnists Oct. 27, 2022 2:47 pm216d ago
There are more ways to measure development than wealth alone
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Could hydroelectric dams provide more power in Iowa?
Staff Columnists Aug. 15, 2022 4:36 pm289d ago
The recent public announcement on KCRG of an effort to bring a trolley line to downtown Cedar Rapids and surrounding …
Staff Columnists Oct. 13, 2022 5:50 pm230d ago
For the first time in almost a century, one of Canada’s largest cities, Vancouver, will have a comprehensive plan. Called …
In one of my later pieces for the Iowa City Press-Citizen, I briefly mentioned an artifact in my possession, a …
It would not be so far of a stretch to apply the Amtrak model to buses
Intercity buses have a number of genuine advantages over private car travel.