Office of the Mayor

Policy and Planning

 The Impact of Educational Quality on Communities 

Summary: Schools are integral neighborhood anchors, and the history (and future) of neighborhoods is intertwined with educational outcomes. This panel provides an opportunity to discuss San Antonio neighborhoods in the context of both housing and education policies.

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Room: 212A

Moderator: Richard Milk, Director of Policy and Planning, San Antonio Housing Authority

Presenters: Christine Drennon, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Sociology & Anthropology
Pedro Martinez, Ph. D., Superintendent, SAISD
Chris Lazaro, Housing Policy Manger, City of San Antonio
Jessica Weaver, CEO, Communities in Schools

Achieving Diverse Communities by Design

This session will explore how policies related to architecture, site design, and zoning converge to either foster or discourage diversity in our neighborhoods. Attendees will learn how the Mueller neighborhood in Austin has come to serve as a model for integrating a wide range of housing opportunities to achieve community diversity.

Time: 1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Room: 212A

Moderator: Richard Milk, Director of Policy and Planning, San Antonio Housing Authority

Panelists: Chris Lazaro, Housing Policy Manager, City of San Antonio
Jana McCann, FAIA, McCann Adams Studio
Omar Gonzalez, Director of Real Estate, Hemisfair Park
Kelly Weiss, CEO, Community Wheel House

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