Tuesday, April 7, 2009

April 2009 Engage - Real Estate Growth, Redevelopment, and Affordability

What is the impact on the local market of falling home prices across the nation? With regard to affordability, how does Austin compare to other cities? Although prices remain far lower than in many parts of the country, according to the City of Austin recent economic expansion is threatening affordability in traditionally less expensive areas. What are the effects in these areas of losing older, less expensive housing stock in favor of new, mixed use developments? How should Austin balance urban expansion and redevelopment with the need for affordable housing?

Walter Moreau and Richard Meier

  • Richard Maier – Land Manager, D.R. Horton
  • Walter Moreau – Executive Director, Foundation Communities
  • Moderated by Jim Walker – Executive Director, Central Texas Sustainability Indicators Project

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