Latest AARO News, Research and Indicators

  • AARO Welcomes 2014 McBee Fellows

AARO Welcomes 2014 McBee Fellows

  • November 11th, 2013

The Frank McBee Jr. Fellowship in Civic Entrepreneurship is a highly competitive program offering promising regional leaders a unique opportunity for civic leadership development.

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  • Building and Retaining an Affordable Austin

Building and Retaining an Affordable Austin

  • November 5th, 2013

On November 5th, City of Austin voters approved $65 M in general obligation bonds for affordable housing. The proposal passed with about 60% of the vote.

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  • Energy & Water Indicators: Water Consumption

Energy & Water Indicators: Water Consumption

  • November 18th, 2013

Lifestyle choices can have significant impact on personal and family health and these choices can be a barrier to aspirations of sustainability for an individual, a household and a region.

  • Transportation Indicators: Commuting

Transportation Indicators: Commuting

  • November 18th, 2013

Lifestyle choices can have significant impact on personal and family health and these choices can be a barrier to aspirations of sustainability for an individual, a household and a region.

  • Health Care Indicators: Mental Health

Health Care Indicators: Mental Health

  • November 18th, 2013

Lifestyle choices can have significant impact on personal and family health and these choices can be a barrier to aspirations of sustainability for an individual, a household and a region.

  • Social Equity Indicators: Cost of Living

Social Equity Indicators: Cost of Living

  • November 18th, 2013

Quality of life is lessened if the cost of living keeps a family constantly at the edge of its means. Sustainability is concerned with achieving a balance so that meeting one’s own basic needs is within reach of everyone.

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Sometimes it is easier to talk about what a group is not,
rather than what it is.

The Austin Area Research Organization is not:

a lobby group, a trade association, a chamber of commerce or a social club. And it is not all about Austin.Learn More

What AARO is:

a business-oriented, nonpartisan think tank of regional leaders who focus hundreds of hours of volunteer time each month toward making Central Texas as prosperous and sustainable as possible. The group focuses on researching long-term, big-picture issues that can be solved if the six best counties in Texas work together as a region.Learn More