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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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