Cid Galindo works at the narrow intersection of urban planning, private capital, and public finance. He apprenticed under his father, learning the fundamentals of civil engineering, real estate development, and banking. He grew his knowledge by studying economics, business, and some early 20th century Latin American literature. He further perfected his craft by serving on the City of Austin Planning Commission from 2003 to 2007, and chaired the Commission’s Comprehensive Plan Committee. He is a founding director of the Central Texas Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and as a private developer he convenes private investors, municipal leaders, and professional practitioners to create public/private partnerships and deliver transformational urban development in under-served areas.