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Past Events:

Homelessness and Urban Sustainability: Implications of Changes to the US Health System on a Vulnerable Population
November 12, 2014
Washington, DC

Considerations for the Future of Animal Science Research

September 8-9, 2014
Washington, DC

Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability: Green Growth: USA-Portugal
June 11, 2014
Washington, DC


Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability

May 20-21, 2014
Washington, DC


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New Report

 

Book CoverPathways to Urban Sustainability: A Focus on the Houston Metropolitan Region: Summary of a Workshop
 The National Academies organized a public workshop to examine issues relating to sustainability and human-environment interactions in the Houston metropolitan region held in January 2012. Topics addressed included energy and air quality management, hazard mitigation, and land use considerations. The committee developed an agenda in consultation with regional stakeholders (academia, city/county governments), so that the presentations and panels reflect place-based knowledge and approaches to sustainability. The workshop featured invited presentations and group discussion, and was patterned after similar workshops held in 2009 on research and development on urban systems and in 2010 on urban sustainability in the Atlanta metropolitan region. This report summarizes key themes that arose from the workshop.

 

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Science and Technology for Sustainabillity
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Project Scope

The National Academies are organizing a public workshop to examine issues relating to sustainability and human-environment interactions in the Houston metropolitan region to be held January 18-19, 2012. Likely topics to be addressed include energy and air quality management, hazard mitigation, and land use considerations. The committee will develop an agenda in consultation with regional stakeholders (academia, city/county governments), so that the presentations and panels reflect place-based knowledge and approaches to sustainability. The workshop will feature invited presentations and group discussion and will be patterned after similar workshops held in 2009 on research and development on urban systems and in 2010 on sustainability in the Atlanta metropolitan region.

Meetings & Events

Pathways to Urban Sustainability: A Focus on the Houston Metropolitan Region
Shell Center for Sustainability
Rice University
BioScience Research Collaborative Auditorium
6500 Main St.

Houston, TX 77005
January 18-19, 2012

Agenda and Presentations
 

Reports

 Book CoverPathways to Urban Sustainability: A Focus on the Houston Metropolitan Region: Summary of a Workshop

 

 

 

 

PLANNING COMMITTEE Members

  • Jim Lester 
    Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Houston Advanced Research Center
  • Mary Ellen Hynes
    Director of Research, Infrastructure and Geophysical Division, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • John Nielsen-Gammon
    Professor and Texas State Climatologist, Texas A&M University
  • Glen T. Daigger
    Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, CH2M HILL
  • Bruce Wilcoxon
    Director of Climate Change, ConocoPhilips
  • Jeff Taebel
    Director of Community and Environmental Planning, Houston-Galveston Area Council
  • Winifred J. Hamilton
    Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Walter G. Peacock
    Professor and Director, Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, Texas A&M University
  • Marilu Hastings
    Environment Program Director, The George and Cynthia Mitchell Foundation

Sponsors

This project is sponsored by The Houston Endowment and The Brown Foundation.

 

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