South Central Waterfront Initiative

Hear from Alex Krieger FAIA, an internationally renowned architect, urban designer, Harvard professor, writer, and a global expert on riverfront planning, on the principles for creating vibrant, beautiful, and welcoming waterfronts. Krieger’s talk will draw on his considerable contributions to waterfront design and planning which includes his acclaimed work in Boston,Louisville, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Montreal, and the renovation of Shanghai’s riverfront Bund (

The Downtown Austin Alliance’s Congress Avenue Strategic Committee is working with the City of Austin on the South Central Waterfront Initiative.  Over the past two years, the City of Austin has been working to reimagine the 97 acres located just south of Lady Bird Lake that includes a portion of the downtown public improvement district and bounded by South First on the west (One Texas Center), Joe’s CrabShack, Lady Bird Lake on the north, and East Riverside Drive and Bouldin Creek on the south. The City of Austin was recently awarded an EPA grant tostudy the area over the summer to help inform the vision of this area goingforward.

There will be two talks given. The main event will be on a Wednesday evening and the add-on event will be the following Thursday morning. Details are below:

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Location: Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center

For more information on the main event:


Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015
Time: Breakfast: 7:30 am – 8:00 a.m.; Program:
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency, Zilker Ballroom
Cost: Free
Parking: Walking and transit use are encouraged.Valet: $15, Self-Park: $4

To RSVP by May 4, 2015 for the add-on event:

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