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The Shell Center for Sustainability's mission is to foster an interdisciplinary program of research, outreach, and education to address actions that can be taken to ensure the sustainable development of communities' living standards, interpreted broadly, to encompass all factors affecting the overall quality of life.
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The recently released report, “Houston Community Sustainability: The Quality of Life Atlas,” presents a widespread look at 24 social, economic and environmental indicators of sustainability in 88 Super Neighborhoods. These Super Neighborhoods are geographically designated areas where residents and organizations work together to identify, plan, and set priorities to address community needs and concerns in Houston. The report’s recommendations are based on 2010 data collected from the U.S. Census Bureau and other national and state datasets, as well as input from city government officials, academic institutions and nonprofits. 

The Houston Community Sustainability Symposium & Mixer is an opportunity to learn about the best in community and district planning in Houston. Join the mixer at the conclusion of the presentations to exchange ideas on ways in which the Quality of Life in the city can be improved through Sustainable Development. 
 
Register for this free event. REGISTER HERE (registration is now closed)
 

Wednesday , March 26, 2014.

 The event will take place at Duncan Hall, in the McMurtry Auditorium, on the Rice University campus.

Duncan Hall is building 25 on the campus map.
 
 
 

   Click on the speaker to view the presentation and download the file.
    Welcome 
1:30 pm    John Anderson, Academic Director, Shell Center for Sustainability, Rice University
    Shell Center Sponsored Sustainability Research 
1:40 pm    - Regional Hazard Mitigation - Jeffrey Nittrouer, Ph.D., Earth Sciences, Rice University
1:55 pm    Urban Sustainability - Albert Pope, Ph.D., Architecture, Rice University 
    Houston Regional Sustainability Study 
2:10 pm    - Jeff Taebel, Houston-Galveston Area Council 
    Houston Metropolitan Area Indicators Study 
2:25 pm    - John Wilburn, Steven Scarborough, Center for Houston's Future 
    Special Districts Quality of Life Projects 
2:40 pm    - Diane Schenke, Greater East End Management District 
2:55 pm    - Anton Sinkewich, East Downtown Management District 
3:10 pm    - Steven Spears, Midtown Management District 
    Houston Community Sustainability 
3:25 pm    - Brian Crimmins, Planning & Development Department, City of Houston 
3:40 pm
 
  - Houston Community Sustainability: Quality of Life Atlas Report Presentation, Lester King
  Sustainability Fellow, Shell Center for Sustainability, Rice University
4:25 pm        Questions & Answers 
4:40 pm    Mixer and Networking 
6:00 pm    Conclusion