Hacking Our City in the ATX

HOC - Group PictureAs Austin braced for the annual creativity crush of South By Southwest, a group of planners gathered to explore the challenges facing the city in the first annual Hack Our City.  Dan Houston was fortunate to join the group, which included a few locals and visitors from as far away as Seattle, Atlanta, and Arlington, VA.

With continuing and rapid economic growth, Austin has struggled to preserve affordability and mobility.  Hack Our City explored these closely related challenges in interdisciplinary teams. We may not have found the magic bullet, but the exercise left us locals with a host of great ideas and examples from around the country.

Thanks to SXSW Interactive and the Capital Factory for hosting us.  And look for opportunities to participate in Hack Our City next year.