Austin

Envision Central Texas Open Session

Description:  Internationally recognized regional and urban planner Peter Calthorpe, consultant for the extensive Envision Central Texas visioning project, examined the rationale for regional visioning, ECT's progress and the next steps to make the r... read more »

Learning from the Booming Region

Description:  As our regions grow at astounding rates, we look to the past, present, and future of regional planning for lessons learned across the country. This session explored strategies for successful transportation, housing, and environmental p... read more »

Wednesday Evening Plenary

Description:  This informal plenary session with Austin Mayor Will Wynn and architect Sinclair Black showcased the city as a place of booming urbanism and cutting-edge green technology. Mayor Will Wynn discussed global warming and the city's efforts ... read more »

Friday Evening Plenary with Robert Caro and the Athena Award Presentation for Allan Jacobs

Description:  Gigantism: Threat to Urbanism There are few better to speak on counterproductive interventions in the American City than Robert Caro. As Lyndon Johnson’s preeminent biographer he is no stranger to Austin or urbanism. His Pulitzer Priz... read more »

Opening Plenary with Henry Cisneros

Description:  CNU XVI opens with a native Texan whose embrace of New Urbanism left a lasting mark on the nation's public housing. Henry Cisneros, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, helped enact the HOPE VI progr... read more »