We are proud to launch a series of white papers that offer fresh, innovative thinking to Austinites and decision-makers about the future of our City.

The series is intended to present some of the best sustainability thinking from Austin’s thought leaders in a way that is fresh, accessible and compelling. We hope the Rethink White Papers will inspire us all to take action for a bright green future for Austin. Check out the papers below!


Austin's Central Library is an Experience in Orchestrated Delight

Past White Papers:

Collaborative Urbanism — Disrupting the Paradigm for Market-Led Urban Regeneration Net Blue in the age of CodeNEXT

Cities Can Work on Climate Change — With the Right Policies

Climate Literacy

Austin's Climate Leadership

Getting to Zero Waste Together

Food Sovereignty

Make Austin Wealthy

Nature and the Hopeful City

Children in Nature – Reversing the Trend of “Nature Deficit Disorder”

Potentializing Austin's Future

Alleys as Community Resources

Travis County sets the Pace in Texas

A Unified Energy System

The Sustainability of Proximity

When Weird Worked for Austin

The Electric Vehicle Utility 2.0



Contribute a White Paper:

Do you have an innovative idea for Austin’s bright green future? Contribute a white paper! Email us for more information and guidelines.