Dr. Elizabeth Mueller, Jimena Cruz, Andres Galindo, and Alejandra Reyes will present their work with affordable housing from the Spring 2012 Affordable Housing Seminar. Dr. Mueller and UT students will pose questions to a panel of local community leaders including: Alan Holt, City of Austin Planner and Rebecca Giello, Deputy Director of Neighborhood Housing and Community Development for the City of Austin.
The group will address critical issues in the affordable housing conversation in Austin. In particular, they will address Airport Blvd. which has become a source of much debate as it undergoes major changes. How do planners ensure that the process and results are inclusive? How can planners effectively integrate the needs of the existing community into corridor development plans? How well is Austin doing at ensuring inclusion? The group will address these topics and more along with the feedback of local leaders.