The most useful sources related to researching the history of urban planning in Austin and utilized in the making of this website are accompanied by a brief description, shown below:
- Roxanne Kutter Williamson, Austin, Texas: An American Architectural History. San Antonio: Trinity University Press,1973. "The book provides an architectural based history of significant events in the history of Austin's development until the 1970's."
- David b. Humphrey, Austin: A History of the Capital City. Texas State Historical Association, 1997. "This book is very concise and provides historical photos and accounts for major events that transformed Austin from a frontier village into a growing metropolis."
- Steven A. Moore, Alternative Routes to the Sustainable City: Austin, Curitiba and Frankfurt. Lexington Books, 2007. "The book contains GIS graphics, good theoretical definitions and diagrams about the political mechanisms and story lines regarding sustainable progress."
- William Scott Jr. Swearingen, Environmental City: People, Place, Politics and The Meaning of Modern Austin. "The writing is whimsical at times, but does not defer from the poignant perspectives, strategies, plans and reactions of Austin developers and the environmental implications that shaped so much of the urban landscape of Austin.
- Haupt, Melanie (2013-10-06). Historic Austin Restaurants: Capital Cuisine Through the Generations (American Palate) (Kindle Location 373). The History Press. Kindle Edition"In this book, author demonstrates several historic symbol restaurants chronically, and illustrates her analysis of different events."
- Rosenbloom, S. and Fielding, G. Transit markets of the future. 1st ed. Highway Department. Austin, Texas, 1998.
“This book provides the history plan of Austin’s Freeway system and future plans of the transportation markets”
- Kent E. Portney, Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously: Economic Development, the Environment, and Quality of Life in American Cities, Volume 67 - January 1, 2003 "The article is a researched based compilation of measurable sustainability indicators to be used and gain insight on diagnostic procedures of sustainable progress in cities"
- Austin Kerr, Prohibition, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/vap01 "This journal demonstrates the details of the prohibition in Texas based on the concrete resources."
- Headwaters: The Early History of Austin’s Water and Electric Utilities http://environmentaldirectory.info/PDFs/History-of-Utilities-AED2013.pdf "This journal demonstrates a lot of resources and details of Austin’s water and electric system."
- Grodach, Carl. "Before And After The Creative City: The Politics Of Urban Cultural Policy In Austin, Texas." Journal of Urban Affairs 34.1 (2012): 81-97. Web. 20 Aug. 2014. "Academic article on Austin’s cultural policy and planning"
- The Handbook of Texas Online: Texas State Historic Association (TSHA)
http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fau12 "This online encyclopedia is authoritative and easy to navigate for Texas State Historical Figures and events. The following search terms were used to compose elements of the history narrative" - Old Three Hundred
- Martinez, Antonio Maria
- Austin, Stephen F.
- Austin, Moses
- Austin, Texas (Travis County)
- Baron De Bastrop
- Adams-Onís Treaty.
- Coahuila and Texas
- Texas Revolution
- Texas Declaration of Independence
- Central Texas Sustainability Indicators Project Website
www.Indicatorsproject.com, "The website is clear and organized and provides links to summaries of data findings in relation to sustainability indicators dealing with the environment, energy, economy, ecology and social equity, safety and other significant topics within sustainability."
- History of Austin, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Austin,_Texas "this website illustrates the milestone of the Austin chronically based on other researches.
- the Austin Dam http://www.machine-history.com/Austin%20Dam%201896"this journal demonstrates the origin of the Austin Dam and discusses the other details of Austin Dam."
- AUSTIN, TX (TRAVIS COUNTY) : Texas State HistoricalAssociation(TSHA) http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hda03 “This website clearly shows the historical event that took place in Austin. It tracked the historical population and early transportation events in Austin.”
- Hunt, Bruce. "Austin's First Electric Streetcar Era." Not Even Past. March 17, 2013. Accessed September 1, 2014. https://notevenpast.org/austins-first-electric-streetcar-era “This website detailed analysis the streetcar era in early Austin history”
- Capital Metro Partnership brings beauty and art to the bus program.
“This website provided the reason and details about adding poems to Capital Metro’s bus system. It also discussed the partnership between Capital Metro and Austin poetry society”
Other Sources of Interest:
- Anthony M. Orum, Power, Money & the People: The Making of Modern Austin. Texas Monthly Press, 1987. " The author presents relationships between political campaigns, movements, investments of government and companies and the influence that passes through money and construction or opposition to it and how many of these factors and more helped shape the direction of Austin's growth."
- Staff, Austin Parks and Recreation. Long Range Plan for Land, Facilities and Programs. Long Range Plan. Austin: Austin Parks and Recreation , 2011. PDF. "Austin's department of Parks and Recreation's Long Range Plan"
- Sherley, Connie. "What's Doing in Austin." The New York Times 11 May 1980. Electonic Newspaper. "New York Times Article from 1980 describing Austin, Texas from a local's point of view with an audience of potential tourists."