Equitable Austin

Date: August 13, 2019
Time: 11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.
Location: Town Lake Center, 721 Barton Springs Road, 78704

Consider all multi-modal travel options in your trip planning. The seminar site is served by several CapMetro routes and dedicated bicycle lanes along Barton Springs Road. Bicycle parking is available in the Austin Energy parking garage and free car parking is available at Palmer Events Center. Many restaurants are within walking distance - feel free to bring your lunch.


Sustainable development improves livability and viability within communities at every scale, for everyone. This seminar focuses on current planning, development and housing initiatives that help create an equitable and sustainable future for our entire city. Speakers will explore where residential displacement is occurring, who is at risk and the potential impacts on health outcomes and social support structures. Attendees can also preview the implementation plan for the Strategic Housing Blueprint and learn how participatory design processes empower historically disenfranchised communities to engage with and shape their future environments.


Brion Oaks, Chief Equity Officer, City of Austin
Beau Frail, Principal Architect, Activate Architecture
Marla Torrado, Planning Director, Austin Community Design & Development Center
Jonathan Tomko, Principal Planner - Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department, City of Austin


Seminars are open to building professionals and other invited guests. RSVP is encouraged. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. This seminar is approved for AIA Learning Units, GBCI CE Hours for LEED professionals and AICP CM Credits. Certificates of completion are provided for self-reporting.

To register click here.