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Making Houston a Resilient City: Flooding, Carbon and Food (HMNS)

This lecture will focus on the challenges and opportunities that lie before Houston, a key city in the global response to changing weather patterns, emerging economies and changing consumer preferences and needs. The future of Houston as a serious competitor in the global marketplace lies in many of the choices that will be made in the next few years. Are we ready to take our place as a truly world-class city, showing the way for the world, or will we be left behind?

Venue   Indoor
StartDate   02/27/2018
StartTime   6:30pm
EndDate   02/27/2018
EndTime   8:00pm
Instructors   Jim Blackburn
InstructorsBio   Jim Blackburn is a Professor in the Practice in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Rice University, co-director of Rice University’s Severe Storm (SSPEED) Center and a Faculty Scholar at Rice’s Baker Institute. He is both an environmental lawyer and planner and has written two books about the Texas coast with the most recent – A Texan Plan for the Texas Coast – just released in October 2017 by Texas A&M Press. He has also co-authored a book of poems and paintings with artist Isabelle Chapman titled Birds: A Book of Verse and Vision.
Location   Museum of Natural Science, Room TBD
Address   5555 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX 77030
Directions   There is paid parking ($20 with class ticket) in garage attached to The Museum, or you can park in nearby parking lots or on the street for free.

Price $18.00

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