2014 Civic Forum Addresses Walkability in Houston

The recent success of Sunday Streets HTX and the launch of Mayor Parker’s Complete Streets initiative suggests that many Houstonians now clamor for a more walkable, more pedestrian-friendly city. But how can a city developed in step with the rise of this country’s dependence on the personal automobile become more walkable?

2014 Spotlight Prize Goes to 5468796

The sixth annual Rice Design Alliance Spotlight Prize will be awarded to Canadian firm 5468796, founded by Johanna Hurme and Sasa Radulovic. The international award, which comes with a cash prize and an invitation to lecture at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, recognizes architects and designers in the early years of their careers.

Chinese Architecture: Thomas Campanella

Thomas J. Campanella, Associate Professor of Urban Planning, University of North Carolina, spoke at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Brown Auditorium on Wednesday, September 28. Campanella kicked off the RDA Fall Lecture Series on Chinese Architecture.

RDA: Water Quality and Solutions to Water Shortages

Water Quality Issues and Solutions to Water Shortages

Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

Panelists: Jun Chang, Civil and Environmental Engineer, Deputy Director of Public Works, City of Houston, Dr. John Jacob, TAMU/Texas Sea Grant, Director Texas Coastal Watershed Program, Dr. Hanadi S. Rifai, Professor and Director of Environmental Engineering Graduate Program, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston

Moderators: Mark Greenblatt, Investigative Reporter, KHOU, and Thomas Colbert

Water is our most precious resource and this month, RDA hosts a two-part civic forum on water supply issues in the State of Texas and the Houston region on August 24 and August 31, 2011. Texas is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts in its recorded history. Compounding this problem is the fact that many of the state’s aquifers have been in decline for many years. Water quality is emerging as a serious issue facing the Houston region. Will the state’s water supplies be adequate to support Houston’s growing population and continuing industrialization?