Urbanism-Related Things to do and read @Austin

Intro Austin ・ May 28, 2018

Things to do, places to go

  1. Austin’s “new urbanist enclave”, Mueller
    Read: How One City Turned Industrial Zones Into Green Enclaves

  2. Fostering conservation and reuse through creativity, education and community building. There are also some volunteer opportunities available for all! — Austin Creative Reuse

  3. creative hub for DIY CRAFTing, workshops, and events. — CRAFT

  4. Hack the commute by using bicycle and other alternative transportation in this very car-centric city. — AustinBcycle and Bird Scooters

Read

  1. For the better understanding of the political dimension of Austin’s urbanism — Andrew Dobbs, Activist, organizer, and writer based in Austin, Texas.

  2. Get a general view of the city — The Texas way of Urbanism

  3. On racial diversity:
    Does New Urbanism Have a Racial Problem?
    With Porches And Parks, A Texas Community Aims For Urban Utopia
    A Texas Community Takes On Racial Tensions Once Hidden Under The Surface

  4. Great book recommendation to know more about the history and identity of Austin by The librarians at Austin Public.

Organization

  1. Open Austin

  2. CNU Central Texas

  3. The voice for this region’s architecture community — AIA Austin

  4. A partnership of downtown property owners, individuals, and businesses devoted to preserving and enhancing the value and vitality of downtown Austin. — The Downtown Austin Alliance

  5. Central Texas’ first and only Transportation Management Association. — Movability

  6. Austin Permaculture Grid

  7. Foralternative transportation and smart trips, check out Bike Austin andSmart Trips Austin