UT Opportunity Forum and HousingWorks Austin Present:
HOUSING + TRANSIT: Getting on Track in Austin
April 4, 2014
The University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Bass Lecture Hall, Room 2.104
ABOUT THE EVENT
Join us for a timely forum on linking transit and affordable housing policies in our region to build sustainable, inclusive communities. As Austin prepares for a November bond referendum on a new high-capacity transit investment, we will explore why Austin needs to link its plans for transit with affordable housing. Come learn from national and local experts about the tools available to get transit and affordable housing on track together. More information on the program coming soon.
Attendance is free but seating is limited and an RSVP is required. To register for this event, remember to click on the green button that says "Register" at the top of this page.
Director, Urban Solutions Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
Shelley Poticha is a national leader in linking transportation, housing, and land use policies to create more sustainable and equitable communities. Prior to joining NRDC, Shelley served as the first director of the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where she led the initiative to transform the federal New Starts transit program to improve housing affordability and build inclusive communities along transit corridors. Shelley is the former President and CEO of Reconnecting America and former Executive Director of the Congress for New Urbanism.
A panel discussion with local housing and transportation experts will follow the keynote speech.
Mandy DeMayo, Executive Director, HousingWorks Austin
Kyle Keahey, Vice President, HNTB Corp.
Garner Stoll, Former Assistant Director, Neighborhood Planning and Zoning, City of Austin
Linda Watson, President/CEO, Capital Metro
Center for Sustainable Development
Center for Politics and Governance
Congress for the New Urbanism Central Texas Chapter
To get more information about the program and event, visit the UT Opportunity Forum website.
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About the UT Opportunity Forum
The UT Opportunity Forum is an interdisciplinary collaboration of University of Texas faculty working to foster the expansion of equitable opportunities for low-income Texans. Through applied research, educational forums, and experiential learning opportunities, the Forum engages the University and community leaders in developing inclusive strategies to improve low-income Texans' access to economic opportunities and to foster stronger and more equitable communities.
About HousingWorks Austin
HousingWorks Austin advocates a wide range of housing options so that all Austinites can afford a home that is close to jobs, family, schools, recreation, and places of worship. Through research, education, and advocating policies that create and supply affordable housing in every part of town and where it is most needed, HousingWorks Austin is working to promote its vision of Austin as a community where everyone has the opportunity to secure an affordable home.