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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Saturday, September 29 • 10:30am - 11:30am
The Way Forward is Urban

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Texas has six of the 20 largest cities in America — and they’re all growing rapidly. What does this mean for the next 30 years?

Supported by The University of Texas at Austin and Chariot

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David Brown

Host and Managing Editor of “Texas Standard”
Brown is the host and managing editor of “Texas Standard,” a statewide public radio program produced in the studios of KUT in Austin. He is a former host of the business program “Marketplace” and a longtime public radio correspondent who has covered national and international... Read More →

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Steve Adler

Mayor of Austin
Adler has served as mayor since 2015. He has represented Austin in the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. Adler is also vice president of the board of the National Council of Democratic Mayors. He previously practiced civil rights law... Read More →
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Beth Van Duyne

Regional Administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Van Duyne was appointed by President Donald Trump to serve as a HUD regional administrator in May 2017. Previously, she served as mayor of Irving. Van Duyne was a member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Advisory Board, the Texas Municipal League and the North Central Texas Council... Read More →
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Dee Margo

Mayor of El Paso
Margo was elected mayor in May 2017. Previously, he represented District 78 in the Texas House and served as chairman of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce. Margo also helped found the Regional Economic Development Corporation and served as president of the El Paso ISD Board... Read More →
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Ron Nirenberg

Mayor of San Antonio
Nirenberg has served as mayor of San Antonio since 2017. Previously, he served on the San Antonio City Council, where he chaired the city’s Quality of Life and City Council Comprehensive Planning committees and served on the board of the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization... Read More →

Saturday September 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel Room