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The University of Texas at Austin

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs



Poster for Defining Community Change in East Austin
The LBJ School Presents

Defining Community Change in East Austin

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Thompson Conference Center
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

A forum to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with community change in East Austin—including the release of research results on housing and demographic changes—will be held Wednesday, March 21, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Thompson Conference Center on the University of Texas at Austin campus.

The forum, "Defining Community Change in East Austin," is being co-hosted by the Business and Economic Development in East Austin Policy Research Project at the Lyndon B, Johnson School for Public Affairs and by PeopleFund (formerly East Austin Community Development Corporation) as part of the Focus East Insight Forum Series.

The research findings address recent changes in business and community development in East Austin and were developed by graduate students with the LBJ School. Following the research presentation, a panel of prominent East Austin political and community leaders will discuss the prospects and challenges facing East Austin in the coming years. Panelists will include:

"Because the University of Texas neighbors East Austin, this forum will offer a unique and thorough perspective into some of the important issues affecting these neighboring communities," said Marti Bier, one of the graduate researchers on the project.

"The panel will explore multiple perspectives on the changes to policy proposals for economic development. Our hope is that attendees will leave with a greater knowledge of the actual changes occurring in East Austin and what those changes mean in a political and economic sense," Bier said.

For more information, contact Marti Bier at 512-507-6842.