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A Vision for Austin's Future

As it approaches its 200th anniversary, Austin is a beacon of sustainability, social equity, and economic opportunity; where diversity and creativity are celebrated; where community needs and values are recognized; where leadership comes from its citizens, and where the necessities of life are affordable and accessible to all.

Austin's greatest asset is its people: passionate about our city, committed to its improvement, and determined to see this vision become a reality.

The Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2012, provides us with a framework for realizing this vision. Together we can make it happen.








CodeNEXT Update:

The new draft Code is here!

For more information about the Land Development Code, a breakdown of the content of the new Code, how to provide feedback, and upcoming events, visit the Imagine Austin blog.

There are two ways to provide your feedback right now:

  • Civic Comment: download, read, and add comments to the code directly
  • Online Survey: share your opinions about whether the draft code alleviates the 10 major issues identified in the LDC Diagnosis



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Imagine Austin Newsletter - March Edition

Check out the latest edition of the Imagine Austin newsletter to get updates and details about all things Imagine Austin.

And be sure to subscribe to receive the newsletter each month! 




Tim Beatley

Founder of the Biophilic Cities Network



The Nature Prescription:

Designing Cities for Health and Happiness

In this talk, Tim Beatley will discuss the new planning and design agenda of biophilic urbanism and the need for cities to shift towards a more nature integrative approach. Drawing from his research findings and the Biophilic Cities Project, Beatley will survey globally emerging practices of biophilic urbanism and present some of the tools, techniques, and strategies available to advance the vision of nature in cities.

Date: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Time: 7pm - 8:30pm; sign in 6:30pm

Location: Austin City Hall, Council Chambers

Sponsored by  

Community Trees Division