Shades of Green
About This Show
Shades of Green is Austin's local environmental talk radio show. Each week cohosts John Hoffner, Stacy Savage, Reed Sternberg, and Amy Stansbury come together to interview guests on a whole host of topics ... all centered around Austin and the environment. We hope you listen and enjoy!Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Austin's CodeNEXT, a complicated yet critical initiative! Get updated on Shades of Green - 6-14-2018
7 days ago
CodeNEXT is the City of Austin initiative to rewrite its complex and outdated land development code. The project is a component of the City Council adopted comprehensive plan, Imagine Austin, which aims to promote growth in more connected, sustainable, and affordable ways, embodying the values and character of the Austin community.
It is a complicated and controversial topic with supporters and critics. We had guests with varying views of CodeNEXT on Shades of Green to get us updated on the issues. Our guests were:
Jim Duncan - member of the city's Zoning and Platting Commission.
Conor Kenny - member of the city's Planning Commission
Susana Almanza - Executive Director of PODER (People Organized In Defense of Earth and Her Resources)
As land use commissioners, Jim and Conor shared information about each of their commission's specific recommendations to City Council around CodeNEXT.
Susana has been involved in several efforts organizing against CodeNEXT, and was one of the co-authors of the People's Plan (an alternative to CodeNEXT focused around curbing displacement and gentrification)
Susana also shared with us an environmental success!!! She gave us an update around her work in getting the Pure Castings Industrial Metal Foundry to relocate away from Zavala Elementary School in East Austin.Read more »