Neighborhood Planning Conference

Date: April 15th, 2006
Time: 9:00 am
Location: City Hall


The Event

Final Plenary Presentation
by Dr. Patricia A. Wilson, Professor
Graduate Program in Community and Regional Planning

Highlights of the Workshop
April 15, 2006 Workshop on Neighborhood Planning

Neighborhood stories

White Papers Themes


Results uploaded


I. Participants
Over 125 individuals participated in the Neighborhood Planning in Austin:
Next Steps Workshop on Saturday, April 15, 2006. Neighborhood planning
participants, City Staff, City Planning Commissioners, City Council, UT
students in the Community and Regional Planning Program, and news media were
all present to participate in this event.

II. Introductory Quotes

III. Opening Presentation

IV. Agenda of the Day

Neighborhood Planning in Austin: Next Steps
Saturday, April 15, 2006
9 am - 1:30 pm
City Hall, 301 West 2 nd Street
Austin, Texas

9:00 AM.  Breakfast Tacos & Coffee in Lobby
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9:30 AM. Welcome & Presentations
1) Greetings (Mayor & Council Members) Overview of the Morning, Outcomes to be achieved
2) UT Graduate Program in Community & Regional Planning: Presentation of findings on neighborhood planning in Austin:
History, context, achievements, lessons learned, critical issues in perspective, the process, and key choice points.

10:30 AM. Breakout Group Work I
1) The Purpose of Neighborhood Planning: What do we want to achieve?
2) Roles of the City Planner and the Neighborhood
3) Beyond Labels: Building the Relationships that We Most Desire

11:30 AM. Breakout Group Work II: World Café, with lunch
1) How Do We Get There -- Choosing Action Steps to Strengthen Neighborhood Planning
2) Scope & Structure of the Planning Process
3) Governance in Planning Teams
4) Implementation
5) Outreach

1:00 PM. Summary of Next Steps

1:30 PM  Adjourn

V. Final Plenary Presentation

VI. Results

Pictures from the workshop



Updated: April 25, 2006
Graduate Program in Community Regional Planning, School of Architecture, UT Austin