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Regional forum showcases analytics in action for community planning

Friday, December 20, 2013

CAPCOG’s Sustainable Places Project will present the free regional forum “Putting It All Together with Tomorrow’s Tools Today,” 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark, 4140 Governors Row, Austin.

The free session, open to local governments, planning consultants, real estate developers and the public, includes breakfast and marks the seventh and final session in a series of SPP regional forums focused on mobility, housing, economic development and other factors of future prosperity. 

 Eventbrite - Sustainable Places Project Regional Forum | Putting It All Together

Funded by one of U.S. Housing and Urban Development's first-round Sustainable Communities Initiatives grants, the SPP set out to change the way communities plan in this region. Attendees will find out whether that happened and what the next steps are.

With the project's much-acclaimed Analytics Tool now completed, learn about its capacity to project impacts for transportation, environmental, fiscal and economic development initiatives. 

The forum will also include other updates:

  • The City of Austin has aggressively applied the Analytics Tool to decide what the development value of urban rail could be, depending on locations of the stations. The tool’s ability to predict impact will be demonstrated on selected sites in the city. Hear the latest from city representatives. 
  • CAPCOG's Sustainable Places Project will become the Prosperous Places Program, or "P3." Project successes in Elgin, Hutto, Lockhart and Dripping Springs demonstrated that place-making must be considered as an economic development strategy if small cities are to be competitive in today’s economy. Find out how P3 can help Central Texas communities large and small strategize and implement place-making.

Limited seating. Reserve your spot by Jan. 8 at the forum's registration site. > Go

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