City Forum is a planning and urban issues speaker series hosted by the Community and Regional Planning Program (CRP) at the University of Texas at Austin. The series is intended to broaden the curriculum in the CRP program by presenting the experiences, perspectives, and insights of scholars, community leaders, practicing planners, and policy makers who engage in timely issues.


Topics of discussion are relevant, contemporary issues ranging from the local and regional to international. City Forum provides a space for open, critical dialogue among faculty members, students, community members, planning practitioners, and policy-makers regarding crucial planning-related issues in Austin and elsewhere. The speaker series is intended to encourage discussion of diversity, multiple publics, and social change.


City Forum occurs every first and third Friday of the month from 12 noon to 1:30pm.


For questions, comments, or suggestions contact Karen Peris or Dr. Robert Paterson.




There are no City Forum lectures scheduled at this time.