Event Annual Meeting & Luncheon Speaker Series

October 20, 2015 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

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Location

Green Pastures
811 W. Live Oak
78704 Austin , TX

Please join your fellow members of AIA Austin on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 11:30 am at Green Pastures Restaurant.  This will be AIA Austin’s Annual Meeting for Election of the Board of Directors to serve for January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

 


Our keynote speaker will be urban planner Robert Yaro.

THE FUTURE OF THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

Robert Yaro will discuss the UT Texas Hill Country Studio he's teaching this fall, which is looking at the future of this exceptional landscape, and proposes strategies for its long-term preservation.

Robert Yaro is President Emeritus and Senior Advisor at Regional Plan Association in New York, America's oldest metropolitan think tank. Since the early 1970s he has been a thought leader in urban, transportation and environmental planning, in both the US and around the world.

Since 2002 he has also been Professor of Practice in City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn he teaches graduate seminars and studios on large scale infrastructure projects and metropolitan strategic planning. This fall he is also serving as Potter Rose Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He has also taught planning at the graduate level since 1984, at Harvard, Columbia and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Until his retirement as RPA's President and CEO in December, 2014, Mr. Yaro led the Association's research and advocacy efforts for more than a quarter century.  At RPA he has initiated and managed a number of major initiatives, including A Region at Risk, RPA's Third Regional Plan, the Civic Alliance to Rebuild Downtown New York, a broad coalition of civiic groups that helped plan for the rebuilding of the World Trade Center and Lower Manhattan after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the Empire State Transportation Alliance, which successfully advocated for major capital investments in New York's transit system. In 2013 he initiated, in partnership with the World Bank, the Global Lab on Metropolitan Planning, which is providing technical assistance to emerging world cities on metropolitan strategic planning. He has consulted on urban and metropolitan plans in Bogota, Columbia, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Nairobi, Kenya, Istanbul, Turkey, Casablanca, Morocco, Toronto and Vancouver, Canada and other global cities.

Before coming to RPA in 1989 he served as a planner and senior executive for the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

He holds a Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning from Harvard University and a BA in Urban Studies from Wesleyan University.

He lives with his wife, Susan, in Guilford, CT.

 

AIA AUSTIN WILL HOLD ITS ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING JUST PRIOR TO THE PRESENTATION.

 

$30 for Members (click to register)
$40 for NonMembers (click to register)
$40 At the Door for ALL

 

Please note:  Refunds for AIA Austin events will only be given as a result of event cancellation made by the Chapter.

Buffet lunch provided.  Vegetarian options available. **Please call one week in advance with any other dietary restrictions.**

 

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