An Introduction to Evolve Austin

Welcome to the Launch of Our Website

Evolve Austin Partners champions the Imagine Austin comprehensive plan, crafted by the people of Austin, to create a more affordable, mobile and sustainable city. We believe the challenges and opportunities presented by our city’s explosive growth require compact and connected strategies that create better and more inclusive choices for living, working, and getting around. 

We're a network of civic-minded organizations such as the Alliance for Public Transportation, Austin Music People, and the Congress of the New Urbanism Central Texas Chapter. These established groups are already moving our city forward in seven priority areas, all identified in the Imagine Austin comprehensive plan:

  • Transportation and Land Use
  • Household Affordability and Neighborhoods
  • Economic Growth and Workforce Development
  • Social Equity
  • Sustainable Resource Management
  • Parks, Public Health, and City Services
  • Creative Economy and Culture

For next several weeks we're going to be trying some ideas out on the website and see what's working, what isn't, how things might get better.  Let us know what you think.  

Let's Change the Conversation About Change

Enough about us, let's talk about you.  Imagine Austin is your plan for a better Austin and your voice is the key to make this all work. We believe in this so strongly we've built our website around you.  A few features I'd like to bring to your attention: 

In The News:  Here you will find a curated list of the news stories of the day relevant to Imagine Austin and CodeNEXT - all the stories that you want read, all in one convenient place.

Our Vision:  Our blog features thought pieces from people in the community who are active in CodeNEXT and Imagine Austin. These articles delve into the technicalities of policy, procedure and code - that intersection where we will either manage change effectively to improve our city, or get run over by change that is going to happen anyway.   

Happenings:  In Happenings, we curate a list of events important to our partners and to you.  If you want to know what's happening this month - this is your one stop for it all.  

Get Involved:  Here you will find alerts about issues at stake and the actions that will be needed: whether it's to contact your district council member, show up to a public hearing or complete a petition.  At times, issues will arise that will requires us to act in concert to let policy and decision makers know that our our path forward is through Imagine Austin. 

Our first call to call to action is this: Get involved - Here's How:

  • Participate - Check out our Happenings page and just start showing up to the events and discussions that interest you.  
  • Connect  - Sign up for our email distributions, tell us how you'd like to hear form us.  And follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Socialize - Evolve is a network, so let's network, in person, face-to-face.   Come to our happy hours and sponsored events.  
  • Join - Our partner organizations span Austin civic life -  check them out on our Partners page, go to their events, and consider becoming a member in them.  
  • Contribute - We're always looking for great content, specific to the challenges and confronting Austin, to promote and share.  If you have an idea for a post that you'd like write, get in touch with us at  
  • Donate - Even bare bones non-profits need to pay the bills and keep lights on. If you like what you see here and you want us to keep doing it, consider a making a donation

Last, but not least - please save the date for our official launch on October 13th, 6PM - 8PM.  Details soon to come.  

Austin is ever evolving and change, at times, can be uncomfortable.  But failing to prepare for it and manage it only makes matters worse.  It's time we change the way we talk about change.  Let's work together and leverage the energy and opportunities that come from change to achieve the best Austin imaginable, a city that offers opportunity, freedom, and fairness for all of us.