CodeNEXT Roundtable: SoundCheck

Our quarterly AIA CodeNEXT Roundtable provided a chance to celebrate the recent AIA urban planning tours and share community engagement opportunities.

Year of the Advocate

Civic Architects here at AIA Austin tirelessly volunteer to influence and shape the policies and legislation that impact our designed environment.  I have yet to find another City where architects are so passionately, constructively active in a broad range of local policy.  


As our City Hall debates disclosure rules for lobbying, I want to take a moment to celebrate some new and growing relationships that have helped us get heard this past season:


Four CodeNEXT Special Opportunities

Join local professionals to build community at this month’s CodeNEXT special events:


CodeNEXT working groups underway!

The City’s Code Advisory Group has a very short timeframe to compare specific Imagine Austin Policy objectives with existing code and make recommendations. Topics include:
Housing Affordability – “Missing Middle” Housing – Small Business Experience

The Advisory Group will need background data in order to make decisions.

CodeNEXT arrives at City Council!

City Council has a decision to make this month.  Let's encourage City Council to authorize the CodeNEXT teams to continue into a workshop phase where interdisciplinary teams infuse our adopted Image Austin priorities into all layers of the code and regulatory framework.  We cannot ignore the urgency of growth that, in the absence of a healthy regulatory system, threatens to apply destabilizing pressures on our community.