Livable Cities

Founded in 2002 by public policy experts and community activists, Livable Cities works to safeguard Austin’s long-term social, environmental and economic well-being by educating, informing and empowering Austin residents to improve Austin’s quality of life for all residents.  Through public-policy research, public discourse and broad community collaboration, its successes include stronger public controls on big box retail development, reforms for corporate tax incentives and other public subsidies, the passage of $120 million in local affordable housing bonds, and the passage of the Imagine Austin Comprehensive plan, the City’s first comprehensive plan in over 30 years.

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