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Chad Swiatecki is a 20-year journalist who relocated to Austin from his home state of Michigan in 2008. He most enjoys covering the intersection of arts, business and local/state politics. He has written for Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Daily News, Texas Monthly, Austin American-Statesman and many other regional and national outlets.
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Impact to be awarded
A selection of public and public-private projects involving the city of Austin have been named among the finalists for Urban Land Institute Austin’s 2018 Impact Awards. The awards, which take place Aug. 28 at the ZACH Theatre, honor people, properties and plans in the Austin real estate world that promote the organization’s goal of responsible land use and creating sustainable communities. The nomination field includes Austin Central Library, Republic Square Park, the master plan and phase one development of the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas, Plaza Saltillo, Downtown Austin Vision, the South Central Waterfront Vision Framework Plan, the trail bridge at the Congress Avenue bridge, Opportunity Austin 4.0, and Reconnect Austin. Previously recognized projects include Lamar Union, Seaholm EcoDistrict, Dell Seton Medical Center and Auditorium Shores. The three judges for the 2018 awards include former City Council Member Chris Riley.
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