The Texas Tribune Festival is one of the nation’s largest, most buzzworthy political gatherings. Our three-day festival brings Texans together to address the politics and policy that affect our communities, our schools, our work and our daily lives. We hope you will join us.
Saturday, September 28 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Doing Our Share

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How scooters, ride-hailing, short-term rentals and the like have changed city life.

Presented by The University of Texas at Austin. Programmed in partnership with the Urban Lab at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 28. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

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Steven Pedigo

Director of the Urban Lab at the LBJ School of Public Affairs
Pedigo has expertise in economic and urban development, city strategy and management, and placemaking. He currently serves as director of research and advising at the global advisory firm Creative Class Group as well as in leadership roles at two other global consultancy firms. Previously... Read More →

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Ashwini Chhabra

Senior Director of Public Affairs at Bird
Chhabra is the head of public affairs at Bird, an electric scooter sharing company. Previously, he oversaw policy development at Uber and worked in various positions in New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s administration, including at the mayor’s office and the city’s Department... Read More →
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Spencer Cronk

City Manager of Austin
Cronk was elected Austin’s city manager in 2018. Previously, he served as city coordinator in Minneapolis and as commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Administration. Cronk also worked in the Department of Small Business Services for the city of New York.
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April Mims

Director of Public Policy at Lyft
Mims serves as director of public policy at Lyft, where she directs policy campaigns in Texas, Oklahoma, and throughout the East Coast and Canada. She began her career as the first Allstate fellow for a transportation policy organization and worked as a senior program manager at the... Read More →
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Rebecca Viagran

San Antonio City Councilmember
Viagran was first elected to the San Antonio City Council in 2013. She currently serves as chair of the city’s Economic and Workforce Development Committee and as co-chair of the Economic Development Foundation International Advisory Council. Viagran served as the city council’s... Read More →

Saturday September 28, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
The University of Texas at Austin Tent