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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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Sustainable Land Use Conference

 

October 5, 2010
 

Shell Auditorium and Anderson Family Commons, McNair Hall, Rice University
(Free admission)

  

 

   P R O G R A M   

   (Click to download with speaker list. Printed programs will not be provided.) View Conference Video
 

 

 

7:30 am -8:00 am Registration and Welcome
 

8:00 am -9:40 am
 

Segment I   -   Where Can We Go?
 

Moderator: Robert Yaro, Vision
 

            Amanda Timm, Social Justice and Urbanism
 

            Kevin Shanley, Green areas and Water in the Urban Landscape
 

            Jeff Taebel, HGAC, Transportation
 

9:40 am – 9:50 am Break
 

9:50 am – 11:30 am
 

Segment II   -   What We Are
 

Moderator: David Crossley
 

            Jim Lester, HARC, "What Are We: User, Master, Victim, Exploiter and Steward o our Water Ecosystems?"
 

            Stephen Klineberg, Rice University, "The Changing Face of Houston: Tracking the Shifts in Economic and             Environmental Concerns Through 29 Years of Houston Surveys"
 

            Robin Holzer, CTC, Transportation
 

11:30 am – 1:30 pm
 

LUNCH – Student Poster Session, Christopher Hight & John Anderson
 

Morning Q&A Session
 

Rice Student Poster Session
 

1:30 pm – 3:05 pm
 

Segment III   -   What Tools Do We Have?
 

Moderator: Gordon Wells, University of Texas - Austin
 

            Sam Brody, Texas A&M
 

            Dmitry Messen, HGAC, Land Use Modeling
 

            Christof Spieler, METRO
 

3:05 pm – 3:15 pm Afternoon Q&A/Break
 

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
 

Segment IV   -   What Policies and Mechanisms Will It Take To Get There?
 

Moderator: Stephen Klineberg
 

            Judge Ed Emmett
 

            Carol Lewis, TSU, City of Houston Planning Commission
 

            Jim Noteware, City of Houston Housing and Community Development 
 

            Jim Blackburn, Blackburn and Carter
 

            Andy Icken, Chief Development Officer, Office of the Mayor, City of Houston
 

            Joe Allen, Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP
 

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Conference Close
 

 
 

Conference Registration (registration is now closed)
 

 

 

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