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Imagine Austin Speaker Series

On December 9th, Imagine Austin hosted an inspiring and engaging talk with Dr. Antwi Akom, Associate Professor of Environmental Sociology, Public Health, and STEM Education at San Francisco State University and is a Co-Founder of the Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational, and Environmental Design (I-SEEED), which focuses on building sustainable cities and schools. Dr. Akom spoke at length about how we can create linkages between community place-making, green infrastructure and neighborhood advocacy to make great neighborhoods, what Austin can do to increase community participation in economically disadvantaged communities to create more neighborhood activists and leaders, and how we can build a vibrant, resilient, and diverse economy that celebrates innovation and creativity, provides equitable opportunities for all people, and protects the environment.

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