:FAN: Event 9/19/17: Talk Density To Me at Ginger Man and City Hall - with @AURAatx

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If you’ve heard anything about CodeNEXT - the overhaul of Austin’s land development code - you might have noticed that the major debates over what makes a good code center around density. What denser development looks like in practice is more lots built up with larger number of smaller homes (think duplexes, fourplexes, apartments), rather than just a single dwelling per lot.

So, what’s the big deal about density when it comes to designing our cities? How is it the key to getting us a more affordable, inclusive, livable, environmentally friendly community? And, how can we make sure that CodeNEXT uses density to achieve these goals? Attend our happy hour to learn about why AURA advocates for density and how you can get involved in our movement.

After imbibing at Ginger Man, we will head over to City Hall at 6:30pm for the Planning Commission / Zoning & Platting Commission joint meeting, where the second draft of CodeNEXT will be the topic of discussion. If you don’t know what these commissions are or how they work, don’t worry! We’ll teach you about what’s going on and how to use theses meetings to advocate for your community.


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video up: https://austintx.swagit.com/play/09192017-1376

can we get youtubes of the citcom (Item B)? Think we want both whole thing and individdual segments (at least for the ten urbanists; don’t think we need just ingle’s…)

would also be nice to have the consultant presentation on youtube so i can watch it at 2x, which we can’t on swagit

mis-spoke – actually one of ours is under Item A

Citizen communication from the September 19, 2017 Planning Commission and ZAP meeting is here: https://youtu.be/d3DYGr_j0PQ. A lot of eloquent neighbors spoke up for policies that foster more inclusive and affordable neighborhoods.