It's supposed to be Austin's consensus vision, but at times the DAA seems like the only friend of Smart Growth in all its manifestations -- affordable housing, walkable streets, better transit, not just the "pro-business" stuff. Despite being a group of big landlords, the DAA equates its own self-interest with the greatest good for the greatest number, and it understands that tomorrow's Austin not only can't but won't (even if it wanted to) play by the rules of the past. Real-estate types who embrace change. Who'da thunk it?
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