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Lecture - Making Houston a Resilient City: Flooding, Carbon and Food by Jim Blackburn

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Running Time: 2 hours

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?

 

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."

 

Cosponsored by Urban Harvest.

 

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