Panel Discussions

CNU-CTX Hosts: Transforming Highways to Boulevards Across Texas

December 2, 2020

The Central Texas chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism held a one-day conference in December 2020: “Reimagining Community: A Catalyst for Change in Central Texas.” Reconnect Austin joined the conference to discuss Highway to Boulevard projects being proposed across Texas.

Panelists featured:

  • Joe Minicozzi, Urban3
  • Jay Blazek Crossley, Farm&City
  • Christof Spieler, Huitt-Zollars, Inc. (consultant to City of Houston)
  • Patrick Kennedy, A New Dallas
  • Sito Negron, I-10 in El Paso
  • Heyden Black Walker, Reconnect Austin
  • Veronica Castro de Barrera, VCdB Architecture & Art

Farm&City Hosts: Policy Hacking I-35 and I-45 in Austin and Houston

November 18, 2020

Policy Hacking with Farm&City is a monthly online meetup for people working to improve Texas public policy. Reconnect Austin joined November’s Policy Hacking meeting to discuss I-35 in Austin, TxDOT, and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs).

Panelists featured:

  • Heyden Black Walker, Reconnect Austin
  • Bakeyah Nelson, Air Alliance Houston
  • Casey Burack, Downtown Austin Alliance
  • Christof Spieler, Huitt-Zollars, Inc.
  • Adam Greenfield, ReThink35
  • Jay Blazek Crossley, Farm&City