Event Big Ideas for Small Area Planning

June 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Location

Austin Center for Architecture
801 W 12th St
78701 Austin , TX


As Austin embarks on a potential new land use code to accommodate 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: Saturday, June 16 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: AIA Austin Center for Architecture (801 W 12th St, Austin TX 78701). Street parking is available around the building

Agenda:

  • Introductions (5 min)
  • Intro by AIA Austin Urban Design Committee – Why we are here (10 min)
  • MIT presentation – Big ideas & Possibilities (60 min)
  • City of Austin Small Area Planning Update – What is actually happening in Austin (15 min)
  • Q+A (30 min)

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