South Central Waterfront TALKABOUT#5: Designing Urban Landscapes for People and Nature

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 – 6:30pm

Join us for the fifth Talkabout in a series about the future of the South Central Waterfront of Austin’s beloved Lady Bird Lake.

Scott Cataffa, a Principal at CMG Landscape Architecture, a nationally awarded design firm based in San Francisco, will speak on landscape as a framing device for new urban development.

He will show examples of how green infrastructure enriches the urban landscape and highlight an innovative funding model for building and maintaining green infrastructure. Come see ways to maximize the benefit of the public realm for ecology, sustainability, economic development, and civic life.

Mr. Cataffa leads a range of projects for CMG Landscape Architecture, from planning and site design to cultural landscape and preservation research. As a designer, he emphasizes social and ecological connectivity and an understanding of place through the lens of past and present culture. As a key player in developing the nation’s first Green Benefits District for San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood, Scott is an expert in sustainable urban design.

The Environmental Protection Agency, through the Greening of America’s Capitals award, has hired CMG to work with Austin to help design the green infrastructure network for the South Central Waterfront.

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Mexican American Cultural Center

600 River St.

Austin, TX

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