Alison Alter

Alison Alter proudly serves on the Austin City Council representing the central and northwest District 10 since 2017. Dr. Alter is a Harvard-trained economist with over 20 years of experience as an educator, small business owner, innovator, and community activist. Council member Alter sees government as a force for positive change. During this pandemic she is using her office and leveraging community resources to make strategic choices and investments to help the most people possible and improve Austin’s resilience.

After disaster: history and renewal in the modern city

When the philosopher Walter Benjamin visited Paris on the eve of the Second World...