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Sierra Club Monthly Program: Austin 2030
November 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hosted by the Sierra Club –
Happy Hour /food and beverages (http://www.scholzgarten.com/): 6-7 pm
Socializing and informal discussions on current events: 6-7 pm
Announcements and program begin at 7 pm
PROGRAM: Austin 2030: Inclusive, green, and car-lite – Some aspirations for Austin, with Chris Riley
With the planet heating up, and discussions on the Land Development Code heating up too, it’s a good time to think carefully about the path we’re on as a city. Chris Riley will offer some thoughts and data on how we’re doing at working toward some goals that many of us share.
Chris Riley served on the Austin City Council from 2009 until 2015. He has since earned a master’s degree in Urban Placemaking & Management from Pratt Institute. Chris currently serves as president of the board of Bike Austin, and also serves on the boards of a number of other non-profits, including the Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association, Austin B-Cycle, and the local chapter of Congress for the New Urbanism. He’s also working on developing a small multifamily infill project in Downtown Austin.
Previously, while working as an attorney, Chris co-founded the Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association and served as its president for five years. He also served on numerous city boards and commissions, and chaired both the Planning Commission and the Downtown Commission.
Consider biking, carpooling, or taking Cap Metro to the meeting. ( http://www.capmetro.org/planner ) Free parking is available after 6pm on San Jacinto and nearby streets.