Category Archives: Civic Forums

2013 Civic Forum: Challenges of Climate Change, Part I

Rice Design Alliance’s 2013 civic forum: Environmental Challenges Facing the Houston Region Over the Next 25 Years

Part I: Challenges of Climate Change
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

Panelists: Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist, Regents Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University, Dr. John Anderson, Ewing Professor of Oceanography and Director of the Shell Center for Sustainability at Rice University, Eric Berger, Science Correspondent, Houston Chronicle, Brent W. Dorsey, Director, Corporate Environmental Programs, Entergy Corporation

Moderated by Thomas Colbert, Associate Professor, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston

2013 Civic Forum: Challenges of Competing Land Uses, Environmental Justice, and Public Health, Part II


Rice Design Alliance’s 2013 civic forum: Environmental Challenges Facing the Houston Region Over the Next 25 Years

Part II: Challenges of Competing Land Uses, Environmental Justice, and Public Health
Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

Panelists: Dr. Robert Bullard, Dean and Professor of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University, Jim Blackburn, Environmental Attorney and Professor in the Practice of Environmental Law, Rice University, Dr. John Jacob, Texas Sea Grant Extension Program, Texas A&M University, Larry Soward, former Commissioner at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Environmental Consultant

Moderated by Thomas Colbert, Associate Professor, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston

Upcoming Civic Forums


The Rice Design Alliance will host a two-part civic forum featuring nationally known leaders in science, business, and law who will discuss emerging air, water, land, and health issues on August 21 and August 28, 2013. “Industrial expansion has driven Houston’s phenomenal economic growth and high quality of life. However, as population growth is accompanied by new coal terminals, expanded refineries, and port facilities for super tankers our region needs to think hard about the challenges ahead,” says Thomas Colbert, organizer of the civic forum and Associate Professor at the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture. This forum was developed in coordination with an upcoming issue of Cite: The Architecture + Design Review of Houston.

WHERE: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Brown Auditorium in the Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet

WHEN: Wednesday, August 21 and 28

COST:Free and open to the public.

Part I: Challenges of Climate Change
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 6:30 pm
Panelists:
State Perspective Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist, Regents Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University

Regional Perspective Dr. John Anderson, Ewing Professor of Oceanography and Director of the Shell Center for Sustainability at Rice University

Local Perspective Eric Berger, Science Correspondent, Houston Chronicle

The Economic/Corporate Perspective Brent W. Dorsey, Director, Corporate Environmental Programs, Entergy Corporation

Moderated by Thomas Colbert, Associate Professor, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston

Part II: Challenges of Competing Land Uses, Environmental Justice, and Public Health
Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 6:30 pm
Panelists:
Environmental Justice Dr. Robert Bullard, Dean and Professor of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University

Water, Flooding and Competing Land Uses Jim Blackburn, Environmental Attorney and Professor in the Practice of Environmental Law, Rice University

Urban Growth and Agro-Ecological Infrastructure Dr. John Jacob, Texas Sea Grant Extension Program, Texas A&M University

Air Quality and Urban Growth Larry Soward, former Commissioner at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Environmental Consultant

Moderated by Thomas Colbert, Associate Professor, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston

Civic Forum Part Two: Challenges of Competing Land Uses, Environmental Justice, and Public Health

This two-part civic forum features nationally-known environmental scientists and researchers who will discuss our air, water, land, and health. While Houston is now experiencing growth and a high quality of life for many, we face major challenges ahead that call for a well-informed public.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Challenges of Competing Land Uses, Environmental Justice, and Public Health

Dr. Robert Bullard, Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University
Jim Blackburn, Environmental Attorney and Professor In The Practice of Environmental Law, Rice University
Dr. John Jacob, Director, Texas Sea Grant Extension, Texas A&M Univeristy
Larry Soward, former Commissioner at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Executive Director, Air Alliance Houston.

Moderated by Thomas Colbert, Associate Professor, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston

Brown Auditorium The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1001 Bissonnet
Admission is free and open to the public.

This program is supported in part by AGC Houston; Avadek; D. E. Harvey Builders; Haynes Whaley Associates, Inc.; PageSoutherlandPage; Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.; Walter P Moore; the Corporate Members of the Rice Design Alliance; the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance; and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Civic Forum Part One: Challenges of Climate Change

This two-part civic forum features nationally-known environmental scientists and researchers who will discuss our air, water, land, and health. While Houston is now experiencing growth and a high quality of life for many, we face major challenges ahead that call for a well-informed public.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 , 6:30 p.m.
Challenges of Climate Change

Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist, Regents Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A & M University
Dr. John Anderson, Ewing Professor of Oceanography at Rice University and Director of the Shell Center for Sustainability, Rice University
Eric Berger, Science Correspondent, Houston Chronicle
Brent W. Dorsey, Director, Corporate Environmental Programs, Entergy Corporation

Moderated by Thomas Colbert, Associate Professor, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston

Brown Auditorium The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1001 Bissonnet.
Admission is free and open to the public.

This program is supported in part by AGC Houston; Avadek; D. E. Harvey Builders; Haynes Whaley Associates, Inc.; PageSoutherlandPage; Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.; Walter P Moore; the Corporate Members of the Rice Design Alliance; the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance; and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Visions of Urbanism: Civic Forum

The Rice Design Alliance (RDA) will host a civic forum, “Visions of Urbanism,” on the heels of ArCH’s Second Annual Film Festival that will address the transformation of our city, as well as the reciprocal impact of cinema on urban life. Film, cinema, and digital media play an increasingly important role in shaping and documenting urban life. Houston, one of the ten fastest growing cities in the country, is currently on track to become one of the new urban centers in United States.

EVENT INFORMATION

The forum, which is free and open to the public, will take place at The Architecture Center Houston, 315 Capitol, Suite 120 (corner of Bagby and Capitol). Parking is available for $8 in the Hobby Center parking garage located across the street with entrances on Rusk and Walker.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 6:30 p.m.

Panelists: Patrick Kwiatkowski, MicroCinema Houston, Director, Mary Lampe
Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP), Executive Director, Carlos Jimenez,
Rice School of Architecture, Professor and Carlos Jimenez Studio, Principal.

Moderator: Ned Dodington, PDR, Associate

This program is supported in part by Durotech, Inc.; D. E. Harvey Builders; Haynes Whaley Associates, Inc.; Rogers Moore Engineers LLC; Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.; TDIndustries, Inc.; TMS Contractors; Walter P Moore; the Corporate Members of the Rice Design Alliance; the City of Houston through the Hous¬ton Arts Alliance; the National Endowment for the Arts; and the Texas Commission on the Arts

Civic Forum: Buffalo Bayou Park | UNDER CONSTRUCTION!


Houstonʼs premiere greenway will be under construction at Buffalo Bayou Park from 2012 – 2015. This Civic Forum presents an update on the project, the design process, what we can expect during construction and how Buffalo Bayou Park will serve Houstonians in the future.

When: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 6:30 p.m.

Where: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Brown Auditorium, 1001 Bissonnet
Additional parking at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is available until 7 p.m.
for $6 in the museum garage located at the corner of Binz and Fannin.
Admission is free and open to the public.

Moderated by Lonnie Hoogeboom, Houston Downtown Management District, Director of Planning & Design

Panel:
Guy Hagstette, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Project Manager
Kevin Shanley, SWA Group, Principal, Lead Design Consultant
Joe Turner, Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Director
Sandra Musgrove, Harris County Flood Control District, Director, Infrastructure Division

Admission is free and open to the public.

This program is supported in part by D. E. Harvey Builders; Haynes Whaley
Associates, Inc.; Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.; TDIndustries, Inc.;
Walter P Moore; the Corporate Members of the Rice Design Alliance; the City of
Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance; and the Texas Commission on the
Arts

Civic Forum: Buffalo Bayou Park | UNDER CONSTRUCTION!


Houstonʼs premiere greenway will be under construction at Buffalo Bayou Park from 2012 – 2015. This Civic Forum presents an update on the project, the design process, what we can expect during construction and how Buffalo Bayou Park will serve Houstonians in the future.

When: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 6:30 p.m.

Where: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Brown Auditorium, 1001 Bissonnet
Additional parking at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is available until 7 p.m.
for $6 in the museum garage located at the corner of Binz and Fannin.
Admission is free and open to the public.

Moderated by Lonnie Hoogeboom, Houston Downtown Management District, Director of Planning & Design

Panel:
Guy Hagstette, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Project Manager
Kevin Shanley, SWA Group, Principal, Lead Design Consultant
Joe Turner, Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Director
Sandra Musgrove, Harris County Flood Control District, Director, Infrastructure Division

Admission is free and open to the public.

This program is supported in part by D. E. Harvey Builders; Haynes Whaley
Associates, Inc.; Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.; TDIndustries, Inc.;
Walter P Moore; the Corporate Members of the Rice Design Alliance; the City of
Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance; and the Texas Commission on the
Arts