Brianna Garner-Frey is a second year CRP student. She's interested in everything to do with urban planning, from historic preservation to community development. She hopes to work with municipalities to enhance the livelihood and vitality of any given space. She enjoys spending additional time with classmates while on the Student Organization Executive Board, the student-run Planning Forum Journal, and researching state-level NEPA Practices at the Center for Transportation Research. Brianna has been volunteering with Conversation Corps to help facilitate civic dialogue surrounding public issues in Austin, TX.

For her Professional Report, Brianna is researching residential infill and how Austin has either encouraged or discouraged infill tools in the past. She’s been keeping up with the current debate surrounding Small Lot Amnesty, which will go to City Council vote in February of 2016.

When not consumed in her exciting school projects, Brianna enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband and golden retriever, and trying all the restaurants Austin has to offer.


  • B.A., Urban Studies- Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
  • M.S., Community and Regional Planning, University of Texas at Austin
  • Local Transportation
  • Land Use and Development
  • Master Planning
  • Placemaking
  • Public Participation