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Award honors Downtown Alliance

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 by Tai Moses

The International Downtown Association has conferred its Award of Excellence in the category of Urban Place Management on the Downtown Austin Alliance, for its recent work on this year’s Writing on the Walls project and for helping to reshape Interstate 35 in Central Austin. “Writing on the Walls” is a series of art installations and events that features the city’s largest mural, The Beauty of Liberty and Equality, on the LINE Hotel, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The Downtown Alliance also contributed to an Urban Land Institute panel on I-35 that was “the first step in a community-driven effort to develop a roadmap for transforming the land and streetscape surrounding I-35 through Central Austin.” David Downey, IDA president, said the alliance “has shown expert application of professional urban place management principles” and its work “should serve as a model example to all member communities within IDA.”

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