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Wednesday, July 27 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Shapers (a part of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers)

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Title: Building A Welcoming City: Changing the Affordability Narrative

Austin is a top-tier city in almost every measure of quality of life. On the top-ten list for live music, food, entertainment, green-living, etc. But as the city continues to grow it must address issues of cultural inclusion, diversity, affordability and other social dynamics that make the local landscape accessible and welcoming to all, not just the popular majority. The Austin Shapers will engage attendees in a conversation focused on our "Welcoming City" project. We'll expose attendees to our online dashboard assessing Austin's current affordability efforts and provide opportunity for open dialogue on the projects evolution.  

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Virginia A. Cumberbatch

A native Austinite, Virginia is currently serving as Curator for the Austin Shapers (a hub of theWorld Economic Forum's Global Shapers), where she is assisting in the development of the "Welcoming City Project." This project aims to explore parts of Austin's quality of life through data from the millennial perspective. Virginia's expertise and passion for community advocacy, social inclusion, and racial justice continue to... Read More →

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Austin Shapers

Curator / Director, Austin Shapers / Community Engagement Center
We are a young team of entrepreneurs, community leaders, artists, and industry professionals from Austin, Texas, who are part of the Global Shapers Community. We exist to amplify the voice of millennials and contribute to meaningful impact in our local Austin community by seeking best practices and support from the global network of hubs.


Wednesday July 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Shapers 1818 E. 12th Street, Austin, TX 78702