Check out our gallery of presentations and videos from previous public events.

Barton Springs Pop-Up Plaza | June 3, 2017

The South Central Waterfront Initiative coordinated with Our Congress Avenue to transform the northwest corner of Congress Avenue and Barton Springs Road into a Pop-Up Plaza. The pop up hosted a family friendly park with food trucks, games, and an opportunity to envision what the space could be. This one-day transformation is a preview of what the SCW team hopes will turn into a year-long demonstration project to bring more public space to Austin’s south shore. The plaza is part of a larger plan to realize the community’s vision for the South Central Waterfront district. Click here for a short video about the event.

SCW PopUp Plaza

 

City Council | June 16, 2016

 

Planning Commission Public Hearing | May 24th, 2016

 

City Council Work Session | April 5, 2016

 

Planning Commission | April 12, 2016

 

TALKabout #6 | May 23, 2016

A small crowd came out to hear SCW consultants Margaret Robinson of Asakura Robinson and Abe Farkas of ECONorthwest talk in detail about how their work contributed to the physical and financial framework found in the SCW Vision Framework Plan (Draft). 

 

Open Air Open House | May 1, 2016

Long time followers of the SCW Initiative as well as those just learning about the plan enjoyed ice cream and music while checking out the latest waterfront information and talking with City staff. Families dropped by to pet a few furry friends in the petting zoo and see a large 3D model of the district. Thank you to all who came out and made this a fun and educational event.

  

 

Walkshop | September 26, 2015

 

Design Workshop and Open House | September 3, 2015

Video of the presentation

Presentation slides (in PDF format):

  1. Introduction Presentation by Alan Holt
  2. Wrap Up Presentation by Scott Cataffa and CMG Landscape Architecture

 

TALKabout #5: Designing Urban Landscapes for People and Nature | July 8, 2015

Scott Cataffa is principle of CMG Landscape Architecture, a nationally renowned design firm. CMG is working with Austin to design the green infrastructure network for the South Central Waterfront. During this talk, Cataffa showed examples of how his firm has worked in communities to integrate nature into the built environment.

Presentation slides (in PDF format):

  1. Introduction presentation by Alan Holt
  2. Designing Urban Landscapes for People and Nature by Scott Cataffa

 

TALKabout #4: Principles for Remaking the Urban Waterfront | May 6, 2015

Internationally renowned urban designer, Harvard professor, writer and global expert on riverfront planning, Alex Krieger delivered a talk on the principles for creating vibrant, beautiful, and welcoming waterfronts.

Video of the presentation

Presentation slides (in PDF format):

  1. Introduction presentation by Alan Holt
  2. Principles for Remaking the Urban Waterfront by Alex Krieger, FAIA

 

Presentation to the Comprehensive Planning & Transportation Subcommittee (CPTC) of the Austin City Council | June 30, 2014

Video of the presentation

 

Vision and Design Intensive | April 24-28, 2014

 

WALKabout #2: Connections | April 5, 2014

 

TALKabout #3: Dollars & Sense | March 24, 2014

Video of the presentation

Presentation slides (in PDF format):

  1. Introduction presentation by Alan Holt
  2. Smart Strategies to Fund the Future by Rebecca Leonard
  3. Thriving Urban Waterfronts by Abe Farkas

 

TALKabout #2: Green Spaces, Urban Places | February 12, 2014

Video of the presentation

Presentation slides (in PDF format):

  1. Introduction presentation by Alan Holt
  2. Ecologically Integrated City by Dean Almy
  3. Definition of a New Park for Austin by Daniel Woodroffe

 

TALKabout #1: Imagining the Future | January 21, 2014

Video of the presentation

Presentation slides (in PDF format):

  1.     Introduction presentation by Alan Holt, City of Austin
  2.     Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) by Harris Steinberg
  3.     Sustainable Places Project analysis by John Fregonese

 

WALKabout #1: Kickoff | January 11, 2014

 

CityView segment | March 10, 2014

CityView segment

 

Public Input CityView Segment | January 29, 2014

 

 

Sustainable Places Project | May 2013

Video of Part I

Video of Part II

 

Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) | June 2012

Video of Part I

Video of Part II

Video of Part III