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281 - Reconnect Austin: Creating Great Urban Space from a Highway Rebuild

• Sinclair Black, FAIA | Principal | Black & Vernooy
• Peter J. Park | City Planning & Design
• Heyden Black Walker | Urban Planner | Black & Vernooy
Date: 11/11/2017 | Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: 6B
LUHs: 1 | HSW: Yes | ADA: No | GBCI: No | SD: No
Capacity: Unlimited
Through October 02: $0.00
Through November 03: $0.00
Onsite November 03: $0.00

Highways across the U.S. are slated for rebuilding, creating opportunities to recognize their negative impact on urban areas and redesign these corridors as great urban spaces. Highways negatively impact health, walkability, the environment, the tax base, and transportation choices. Successful precedents will be discussed, followed by specifics of the Reconnect Austin design concept to create a better I-35.Finally, we will walk to I-35, experiencing existing conditions and discussing how a better I-35 would benefit Austin.