HOUSING + TRANSIT: Getting on Track in Austin
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Presented by The UT Opportunity Forum and HousingWorks Austin

April 4, 2014

The University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Bass Lecture Hall, Room 2.104, 2313 Red River St., Austin, TX 78705

8:00am – 12:00pm

ABOUT THE EVENT
Join us for a timely forum on linking transit and affordable housing policies in our region to build sustainable, inclusive communities. As Austin prepares for a November bond referendum on a new high-capacity transit investment, we will explore why Austin needs to link its plans for transit with affordable housing. Come learn from national and local experts about the tools available to get transit and affordable housing on track together. More information on the program coming soon.

REGISTRATION: Attendance is free but seating is limited and an RSVP is required. Online event registration is available at http://housingplustransit.eventbrite.com

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Shelley Poticha
Director, Urban Solutions Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

About Shelley
Shelley Poticha is a national leader in linking transportation, housing, and land use policies to create more sustainable and equitable communities. Prior to joining NRDC, Shelley served as the first director of the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where she led the initiative to transform the federal New Starts transit program to improve housing affordability and build inclusive communities along transit corridors. Shelley is the former President and CEO of Reconnecting America and former Executive Director of the Congress for New Urbanism.

PANEL DISCUSSION
A panel discussion with local housing and transportation experts will follow the keynote speech.

PANELISTS
Mandy DeMayo, Executive Director, HousingWorks Austin
Kyle Keahey, Vice President, HNTB Corp.
Garner Stoll, Former Assistant Director, Neighborhood Planning and Zoning, City of Austin
Linda Watson, President/CEO, Capital Metro

EVENT CO-SPONSORS
Center for Sustainable Development
Center for Politics and Governance
Liveable City

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