Walk the Talk #2 - Panelists Presentations and Video

Oct 26, 2015 - 3:59 pm

On Saturday October 17th, 2015, Imagine Austin and Austin American Institute of Architects designvoice committee partnered to present Walk the Talk - A tour and panel discussion on 'missing middle' housing in Austin. The goal was to present an educational and informative program that fostered open dialouge and visual cues on the benefits and opportunities of encouraging a variety of housing types, commonly referred to as 'missing middle' housing, in Austin. These housing types include duplexes, tri-plexes, four-plexes and accessory dwelling units.

We're sharing the presentations and the recorded video here in hopes of continuing to foster that open dialouge and to continue the conversation. This was the first of three events on missing middle, so please keep an eye out for Imagine Austin News for more information. The presentations are in .pdf format, and require Adobe Acrobat to open.

Tour Map

Jake Wegmann, Assistant Professor | Community and Regional Planning, University of Texas at Austin -"American Home"

Terry Mitchell, President | Momark Development - "Why is there an Affordable Housing Crisis? And What Can We Do About It?"

Kelly Weiss, CEO & Co-Founder | Community Wheelhouse - "The Missing Middle"

Lisa Byrd, Executive Director | African American Cultural Heritage District - "Six Sqaure - Austin’s Black Cultural District"

Tom Hatch, Principal | h + o architects - "Missing Middle Housing"