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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.

Mr. Tom Lord

Lecturer in Architecture
School of Architecture
Rice University


From July 1965 to February 1967, Mr. Lord was the Analyst in Housing and Urban Affairs for Congressional Research Service, an organization designed to serve the research needs of the U.S. Congress. During this period, Mr. Lord worked on legislation for the Rent Supplement and Model Cities Programs.
From February 1967 to November 1967, Mr. Lord served as Assistant Director of Urban America, Inc. a private organization supported by the Ford Foundation in Washington, D.C. In this capacity he aided in the establishment of private housing development corporations in Detroit, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Buffalo, and Corpus Christi. In May 1967, Mr. Lord was invited by the Mayor’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Housing to determine the feasibility of a housing development corporation. Mr. Lord has taught housing management courses at Texas Southern University, housing law at the University of Houston, and is a lecturer at Rice University’s College of Architecture.


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