Monday, January 19, 2009

Speaking at open event this Wed evening

Just going to pass along this announcement about my speaking at the Emerging Green Builders event this Wednesday evening. It's free and all are welcome - just RSVP here so they know how many to expect. Hope to see you there!

The Emerging Green Builders are hosting an event to discuss “Strategies for Making Houston More Sustainable” on Wednesday January 21st 6-8pm here at Kirksey; 6909 Portwest Houston, TX 77057. The event will consist of a short presentation and a question, comment, and answer session. Topics include but are not limited to the light rail, transit based development, commuter rail, costs of congestion, mixed-use, mobility strategies, new urbanism, planning, politics, quality of place, smart growth, sprawl, toll roads, tourism, and zoning. So come and see old friends, make new ones, have a bite to eat, a sip to drink on us. This is the first event in our 2009 season.

Tory Gattis writes the popular Houston Strategies blog on a wide range of topics including transportation, transit, quality of life, city identity, and development and land regulations, and has also published numerous Houston Chronicle Op-Eds on these topics. He also co-authored the Opportunity Urbanism study with noted urbanist Joel Kotkin and others, creating a city philosophy around upward social mobility for all citizens as an alternative to the popular smart growth, new urbanism, and creative class movements.

Also, The Gulf Coast Green Design Competition will be announced; the challenge will focus on strategies for making Houston more sustainable.

For more information about the Emerging Green Builders, a segment of the USGBC Houston, please go to our website.

To RSVP for the event, please go to our calendar page.


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