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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 Carbon 2065 Workshop takes place on Thursday, October 29, at Rice University, Baker Hall, International Conference Facility and Doré Commons.

Rice is located at 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005 (campus map)

Parking and Transportation on campus. Other options include bike racks and METRO connections.


Program (VIDEO)

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Registration Check-in - Baker Hall, Doré Commons, Rice University

7:30 am to 8:00 am Check-in and breakfast


Welcome & Introduction - International Conference Facility, Baker Hall, Rice University

8:00 am to 8:15 am John B. Anderson, Ph.D., Academic Director, Shell Center for Sustainability

8:15 am to 8:30 am Albert Pope, Introduction to the Workshop


Environmental Outlook 

8:30 am to 8:50 am Jim Blackburn, Rice University

8:50 am to 9:10 am Chip Place, Houston Parks Board

9:10 am to 9:30 am Ian Rosenberg,  Buffalo Bayou Partnership Project Manager/Fifth Ward Redevelopment Corporation Chair

9:30 am to 9:50 am Panel Discussion   


Urban Outlook   

9:50 am to 10:10 am Stephen Klineberg, Ph.D., Kinder Institute

10:10 am to 10:30 am Bill Fulton, Kinder Institute

10:30 am to 10:50 am Albert Pope, Rice School of Architecture 

10:50 am to 11:10 am Panel Discussion


Break & Refreshments

11:10 am to 11:30 am   Doré Commons, Baker Hall, Rice University

Zero Carbon Development Plan

11:30 am to 11:50 am Kurt Krueger, Larson & McGowin  

11:50 am to 12:10 am Jesus Vasallo, Rice School of Architecture  

12:10 am to 12:30 pm Peter Stone, Rice School of Architecture  

12:30 pm to 12:50 pm Panel Discussion



12:50 pm to 2:00 pm   Doré Commons, Baker Hall, Rice University
                                           Meals offer vegetarian and vegan options.
                                            Ingredients are organic or local, and both where possible. 


Dessert Reception

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Doré Commons, Baker Hall, Rice University 


Workshop Conclusion

3:30 pm                   Workshop ends




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This workshop is presented by the Shell Center for Sustainability as part of its research outreach. We thank our partners for their participation and support.