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The Imagine Austin Speaker Series is an opportunity to promote and implement the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan through shared dialogue and mutual learning. We invite targeted thought leaders from around the nation to give talks on various subjects to promote and implement the vision and policies set forth in Imagine Austin.




Old Buildings in a Changing Austin: Historic Preservation, Density, and Affordability

Dr. Mike Powe, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Date: Wednesday, September 25

Time: 7pm to 8:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

Location: Mexican American Cultural Center

Description: Historic preservation is used across the country to support small businesses, provide affordable housing, and preserve community heritage. What is its role in Austin where a booming economy is spurring calls for higher-density development and production of housing on a much larger scale?

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Mike Powe from the National Trust for Historic Preservation as we learn more about how older, smaller, mixed-age buildings in Austin relate to housing affordability and economic vitality as our city grows.


Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River Street
Austin, TX 78701
United States

Kathleen Fox