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Upcoming Central Texas Section Meeting Dates
You are invited to our ASLA Holiday Celebration! Come join the Central Texas ASLA members in a fun, friendly holiday social. Your ticket includes food and beverages.All profits from the event will go towards ASLA Central Texas Section's annual contribution of $2,500 to the Texas ASLA scholarship fund. Texas ASLA supports landscape architecture programs through four university endowments includingTexas Tech University, Texas A&M University, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Texas at Arlington.
Date: Thursday, December 8th, 2016
Location: Big Red Sun, 1311 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Tickets can be purchased here. Please RSVP by .
We look forward to celebrating the Holiday Season with you!
ASLA AUSTIN | CODENEXT
LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE REVISION PROJECT
City of Austin Planning and Development Review implemented CodeNEXT as they began to revise the Land Development Code for Austin, Texas. CodeNext offered an unprecedented opportunity for Austinites to shape the way they live now and for generations to come. To be effective in framing how land can be used throughout the city, a revised Land Development Code should consider the unique character found in different types of neighborhoods throughout Austin.Answering the call, a committee of ASLA members from the Austin Section formed in order to best represent the issues of the landscape architect profession in this code rewrite. This committee participated in this to collaborate ideas, approach, strategy, and representation in order to speak with one voice, common and acceptable to the profession. AUSTIN CODENEXT WHITE PAPER
RECOMMENDATIONS TO GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE WORKING GROUP SUMMARY
ASLA-CTX supports the results of work sessions by the City of Austin Green Infrastructure Working Group (GIWG) on Land Cover and Natural Function, Integrate Nature into the City, Beneficial Use of Stormwater, and Stormwater Options for Redevelopment and Infill. We strongly advocate for these results to be included in the land development code rewrite and not serve simply as guidelines for greenfield development and infill redevelopment. We support testing of an interim draft code on actual sites to determine effectiveness in achieving green infrastructure goals and intents. More...