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A National Academies Workshop
 
January 18-19, 2012
 
Shell Center for Sustainability
Rice University
Bioscience Research Collaborative Auditorium
 6500 Main ST.
 Houston, Texas
 
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
 
9:00 AM           Welcome from the National Academies
                         Rich Bissell, Executive Director, Policy and Global Affairs, National Academies
 
9:05 AM           Welcome and Goals of the Workshop
                         Jim Lester, Vice President, Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)
 
9:15 AM           Why Sustainability
                         Katherine Lorenz, President, The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation
 
Session I: Perspectives on Urban Sustainability
Moderator: Bruce Wilcoxon, Director Climate Change, ConocoPhillips
                                   
                       
 
10:30 AM         BREAK
 
                                        
11:15 AM         Panel Discussion
 
12:00 PM         LUNCH BREAK
 
Session II: Building Bridges 
 
1:00 PM            Natural and Built Capital
 
 
 
 
2:15 PM            Human Capital
Moderator: Winnie Hamilton, Director Environmental Health, Baylor College of Medicine
                       
 
Brenda Reyes, Bureau Chief of the Community and Children Environmental Health, Houston Department of Health and Human Services
 
Herminia Palacio, Director, Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services
 
Natasha Prudent, Health Scientist, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
 
3:30 PM            BREAK
 
3:45 PM            Breakout groups
 
Incentives to Change Practice and Advance Sustainability (Auditorium)
Moderator: Jennifer Ronk, Houston Advanced Research Center
 
Neighborhood and City-Scale Projects (Room 282)
Moderator: Lisa Lin, Sustainability Manager, Office of the Mayor, Houston
 
4:45 PM            Report back in plenary
 
5:30 PM            ADJOURN
 

 
Thursday, January 19, 2012
 
Session III: Integrating Goals, Measuring Progress, Translating Results
Moderator: Walter Peacock, Professor and Director, Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, Texas A&M University
                                              
9:00 AM           Efforts from Government
 
 
 
10:30 AM         BREAK
 
10:45 AM         Measuring Success
 
 
 
12:15 PM          LUNCH BREAK
 
Session IV: “Moving Forward”
Moderator: Jim Lester, Houston Advanced Research Center
 
 
1:45 PM            Breakout groups
 
Overcoming Barriers to Collaboration (Auditorium)
Moderator: Marilu Hastings, Environment Program Director, Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation
 
Regional Projects and Plans (Room 286)
Moderator: Dr. Lester King, Shell Center for Sustainability, Rice University  
          
2:45 PM            BREAK
 
3:00 PM            Report back to plenary
 
3:45 PM            Workshop Re-Cap and Major Themes
                           Jim Lester, Vice President, Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)
 
4:00 PM            ADJOURN

 

 

 

 

 

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