Constructing a Community-Based Approach to Austin Urban Design
Hosted by AIA Austin
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 1 PM – 3 PM
Austin City Hall
301 W 2nd St, Austin, Texas 78701
As Austin faces hurdles for planning for rapid growth, an exploration of planning processes and appropriate mix of housing inventory questions the role of current community-based approaches to urban design. Please join the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Urban Studies & Planning (DUSP) as they share their integrated strategies, collaboration techniques, and big ideas for the future of small area planning that reimagines an urban design framework for ‘complete communities’ in Austin. In collaboration with the AIA Austin Urban Design Committee, this five month academic exercise brings a holistic approach to Austin’s small area planning with an emphasis on Northeast Austin and South 1st Street. There will also be an opportunity to get an update from City of Austin staff about what is currently in the works with Small Area Planning in Austin. This event is open to the public and AIA members.
Who: AIA Austin Urban Design Committee and MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning
What: A presentation of big ideas for the future of small area planning that reimagines an urban design framework for ‘complete communities’ in Austin
When: Thursday, October 25th from 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Austin City Hall – City Hall Chamber Room 1001 (301 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701)
Intro by AIA Austin Urban Design Committee – Why we are here
MIT presentation – Big ideas & Possibilities
City of Austin Small Area Planning Update – What is actually happening in Austin