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2012 Gentrification Series on Protecting Displaced Tenants from Redevelopment Projects

Panelists Blanca Zamora-Garcia, Will Schneir, and Robert Doggett

Presentation on the U.S. Census and Segregation in Austin

Presentation on the U.S. Census and Segregation in Austin

City of Austin Demographer Ryan Robinson

2011 Conference on Connecting Affordable Homes to Transit-Oriented Development in the Austin Region

2011 Conference on Connecting Affordable Homes to Transit-Oriented Development in the Austin Region

City of Austin Mayor Leffingwell and other panelists field questions

2011 Conference on Connecting Affordable Homes to Transit-Oriented Development in the Austin Region

City of Austin Mayor Leffingwell and other panelists field questions

The 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.

Opportunity News

UT Opportunity Forum Presents — Austin Anchors & The Innovation Zone: Building Collaborative Capacity

Join us on May 8th.  What are anchor institutions in Austin, and what role will they play in addressing our city’s pressing challenges such as: affordability, equity, workforce, health, sustainability and mobility? Additionally, how will the proposed Austin Innovation Zone provide opportunities for community-wide collaboration to improve quality of life for all of Austin? Join us for this timely discussion informed by a year of research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Registration: Attendance is free but seating is limited and an RSVP is required.  Online event registration is available at: https://building-collaborative-capacity.eventbrite.com

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UT Opportunity Forum Presents — Incentivizing Equitable and Sustainable Growth

On February 6th, join us for this timely session on ensuring that economic development subsidies for companies contribute to equitable and sustainable growth in our region. The session will also explore how to make economic development subsidies more transparent and accountable. Greg LeRoy, the Executive Director of Good Jobs First, will provide a keynote address followed by an interactive panel discussion with elected officials and local economic development experts. Registration: Attendance is free but seating is limited and an RSVP is required. Online event registration is available at: https://incentivizinggrowth.eventbrite.com

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Opportunity Research

Adding an “e” to TOD, Best Practices for Incorporating Equity in Transit Oriented Development: A Guide to Creating eTOD for Austin’s Project Connect

Leahy, Patrick. Adding an "e" to TOD, Best Practices for Incorporating Equity in Transit Oriented Development: A Guide to Creating eTOD for Austin's Project Connect. Prepared for HousingWorks Austin by the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Law. Austin, TX, May 2014.

Adding an “e” to TOD, Best Practices for Incorporating Equity in Transit Oriented Development: A Guide to Creating eTOD for Austin’s Project Connect

Leahy, Patrick. Adding an "e" to TOD, Best Practices for Incorporating Equity in Transit Oriented Development: A Guide to Creating eTOD for Austin's Project Connect. Prepared for HousingWorks Austin by the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Law. Austin, TX, May 2014.