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PRESS RELEASE: Report Identifies How CodeNEXT Can Meet Imagine Austin Requirements

  ULI AUSTIN REPORT IDENTIFIES HOW CODENEXT CAN MEET IMAGINE AUSTIN REQUIREMENTS  AUSTIN, Texas – Sept. 14, 2017 –  The Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Austin has issued an 18-page report that analyzed the first draft of the CodeNEXT effort and determined there are many instances where the plan falls short of meeting the goals established by the Imagine Austin plan. The Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan provides a framework for the management and growth of the Austin community, and includes eight priority programs to help implement the plan, of which four … Read More

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August Breakfast Recap: The Hunt for Attainable Housing in Austin

ULI Austin Monthly Breakfast Series Recap: Searching for a Unicorn: The Hunt for Attainable Housing in Austin September 5, 2017   Provided by Hahn Public Relations       Platinum Underwriter:       Moderator: Mandy DeMayo, Community Development Administrator at the City of Austin (former Executive Director at HousingWorks Austin) Panelists: Logan Kimball, Director of Land Development at Brookfield Residential David Steinwedell, CEO at Affordable Central Texas Rod Stambaugh, CEO at Sprout Tiny Homes, Inc.   Key Takeaways: There is a difference between Capital A Affordable versus lower-cased a affordable: Capital A Affordable is legally restricted housing based on an … Read More

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July Breakfast Recap: CONNECTING THE TX DOTS

July Breakfast Series Recap: Connecting the TX DOTS | How Transportation Silos are Slowing Central Texas Down July 26, 2017           Provided by Hahn Public Relations            Platinum Underwriter:  Moderator: Terry Mitchell, President of Momark Development and a Member of the Capital Metro Board Panelists: Victor T. Vandergriff, Commissioner, Texas Transportation Commission, Texas Department of Transportation Michael Trimble, Director of the City of Austin Corridor Program Office Mayor Rob Franke, City of Cedar Hill and Chair of the North Texas Central Regional Transportation Council (The RTC oversees transportation … Read More

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Member Profiles – 2017 Young Leader Co-Chairs

Cameron Pawelek Young Leader Chair RCLCO Caitlin Admire Young Leader Co-Chair Perkins + Will Cameron Pawelek and Caitlin Admire are active ULI members who co-chair the Young Leader Committee and direct all activities associated with Young Leaders and the Mentorship Forum.  We asked them to provide info on their backgrounds and to answer some questions: Cameron Pawelek is a Senior Associate in RCLCO’s Austin office where he has worked both nationally and internationally with clients in the public and private sectors to guide development and planning decisions. His work spans a … Read More

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AISD Open House for Upcoming Bond

AISD 2017 Bond Information Austin ISD is hosting a series of informational open houses to learn more about the 2017 Bond that is on the November ballot.  ULI Austin takes no position on this measure, but wants our members to be informed voters. https://www.austinisd.org/announcements/austin-isd-hosts-2017-bond-open-houses

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Member Profile – Fred Evins

Fred Evins Local Member Council Co-Chair City of Austin Fred Evins is a Texas Registered Architect and Project Manager with the Real Estate Services Office of the City of Austin, Texas.  He is currently assisting the City in acquisition of a new office building for its planning and development services departments. Prior to that, he worked 11 years as a Redevelopment Project Manager in the City’s Economic Development Department (EDD), where he negotiated and administered public-private land development agreements used to further the City’s redevelopment and sustainable community initiatives. Fred’s … Read More

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RFP – Media Partner

ULI Austin is seeking to partner with communications, marketing or public relations firms (“Proposers”) to provide strategy and services that will bring creativity in support of our mission. The RFP provides an overview of the options that ULI Austin will expect the selected Firm to consider in recommending communications, marketing and media activities.  ULI Austin is seeking guidance in prioritizing the needs listed in the RFP and will then determine how to implement recommendations and where to allocate resources and time. This should not be considered an exhaustive list of tactics employed … Read More

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Austin Film Society Takes on Development & Urban Planning

CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world.  The film has a limited run, this coming Friday through the following Thursday. On Tuesday, July 18, The Austin Film Society is having a 6 pm “happy hour film chat” about it in the lobby. Click Here for More Information Join the Austin Film Society after the Tuesday, July 18th screening for a Happy Hour Chat at 6 PM in the AFS Cinema lobby led … Read More

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June Breakfast Recap: Preserving Austin’s Live Music Venues

June Breakfast Series Recap: Preserving Austin’s Live Music Venues June 28, 2017                                        Provided by Hahn Public Relations Platinum Underwriter:     Moderator:  John McKinnerney, Castle Hill Partners and Chair of the TAP; Panelists: Cody Cowan, General Manager of the Mohawk; Christine Maguire, Redevelopment Division Manager , City of Austin; and Dan Wheelus, Attorney and executive advisory board member of the Texas Heritage Songwriter’s Association Key Takeaways: The local music scene has a $2.4 … Read More

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Member Profile – Janki DePalma

Janki DePalma ULI NEXT Flight Leader WLI Steering Committee Member DCI Engineers As the Business Development Manager of DCI Engineers, Janki DePalma is responsible for helping to build and maintain business relationships. Janki has been instrumental in the incredible growth of DCI’s Austin office with projects such as The Thinkery and The Independent.  She is a connector at heart and is active in professional organizations such as the Real Estate Council of Austin,  the Urban Land Institute and the Society for Marketing Professional Services.  Additionally, she is co-founder of a local … Read More

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