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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.


An Age-Friendly Austin: Supporting Vibrant Intergenerational Communities

Jana Lynott, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor for AARP, presented an exciting Imagine Austin Speaker Series event about livability.

As the U.S. population ages, communities are not prepared for the needs of an aging population. In an effort to address this urgent problem, AARP has developed a multifaceted Livability Index to jumpstart community conversations around livability and encourage action. Speaker Jana Lynott and a panel of local experts discussed Austin's index score as well as solutions to advance Austin as an Age-Friendly Community.

The video from this presentation is now available here!

 Speaker: Jana Lynott


Invest in Your Neighborhood Parks...It's Good for Your Health

Dr. Deborah Cohen, author and Senior Scientist at the RAND Corporation, presented a Imagine Austin Speaker Series event about neighborhood parks and community health.

In this talk, we explored key findings from several recent studies focused on understanding how parks are used and how park policies, practices, features, and characteristics are associated with park use and park-based physical activity.

The video from this presentation will be posted here once available. Check back soon!

 Speaker: Dr. Deborah Cohen





Imagine Austin Newsletter - November 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!