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Conference to Explore Best Practices for Connecting Affordable Homes and Public Transit in the Austin Area

Event Details

Friday, October 21, 2011 - 12:30pm

The LBJ School of Public Affairs, Bass Lecture Hall
2315 Red River St
Austin, TX 78713

The conference will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Bass Lecture Hall located at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Space is limited and registration is required. There is a limited number of free tickets available to faculty and students at The University of Texas at Austin. The entry fee for all others is $35. For more information, visit: 

At the heart of one of the fastest growing regions in the country, Austin is at a crossroads when it comes to investing in new transit opportunities. In preparation for a new rail line and other transportation investments, experts, elected officials and policymakers will come together for a conference focusing on national best practices for connecting affordable housing to accessible public transit in the Austin area.

“Housing + Transit: Connecting Affordable Homes to Transit-Oriented Development in the Austin Region” will take place on Oct. 21. The conference will teach attendees about the on-the-ground strategies that work to link housing and transportation, ensuring that people of all income levels have equal access to both affordable housing and transportation.

The conference will feature Mayor of the City of Austin Lee Leffingwell, Austin City Council Member Mike Martinez, and other experts, advocates and academics from across the country who will discuss ways to effectively plan and implement housing and transportation strategies.

The conference will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Bass Lecture Hall located at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Space is limited and registration is required. There is a limited number of free tickets available to faculty and students at The University of Texas at Austin. The entry fee for all others is $35. For more information, visit: http://www.housingworksaustin.org/

This event is presented by the Opportunity Forum at The University of Texas at Austin and HousingWorks Austin. Sponsors include the LBJ School’s Center for Politics and Governance, the Center for Sustainability Development at the School of Architecture, the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest at the School of Law, the Real Estate Council of Austin, KXAN, and the Urban Land Institute.