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A WORKSHOP AGENDA Pathways to Urban Sustainability: A Focus on the Houston Metropolitan Region 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 9:30 AM .............................. John Randolph, Urban Affairs and Planning, Professor Virginia Tech 57

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58 PATHWAYS TO URBAN SUSTAINABILITY-HOUSTON 10:00 AM ............................ Philip Berke, Professor and Deputy Director, Institute for the Environment, University of North Carolina 10:30 AM ............................ BREAK 10:45 AM ............................ Armando Carbonell, Chairman, Department of Planning and Urban Form, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy 11:15 AM ............................ Panel Discussion 12:00 PM............................. LUNCH BREAK Session II: Building Bridges 1:00 PM .............................. Natural and Built Capital Moderator: John Nielsen-Gammon, Professor and State Climatologist, Texas A&M University Lisa Gonzalez, Research Scientist, Houston Advanced Research Center Carol Lewis, Associate Professor, Transportation Studies and Director of the Center for Transportation Training and Research, Texas Southern University Rives Taylor, Director, Sustainable Design, Gensler 2:15 PM .............................. Human Capital Moderator: Winnie Hamilton, Director, Environmental Health, Baylor College of Medicine Stephen Klineberg, Professor and Co- Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University

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WORKSHOP AGENDA 59 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

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60 PATHWAYS TO URBAN SUSTAINABILITY-HOUSTON 9:00 AM .............................. Efforts from Government Peggy Crist, Director, Office of Planning & Program Development, Federal Transit Administration - Region VI, U.S. Department of Transportation Patrice Parsons, Director of External Affairs, ICLEI Jeff Taebel, Director, Community and Environmental Planning, Houston- Galveston. Area Council 10:30 AM ............................ BREAK 10:45 AM ............................ Measuring Success Walter Peacock, Professor and Director, Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, Texas A&M University Bruce Wilcoxon, Director, Climate Change, ConocoPhillips Jim Blackburn, Professor of the Practice, Rice University 12:15 PM............................. LUNCH BREAK Session IV: “Moving Forward” Moderator: ......................... Jim Lester, Houston Advanced Research Center 1:15 PM .............................. Catherine C. Mosbacher, President and CEO, Center for Houston’s Future 1:45 PM ............................. Breakout groups

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WORKSHOP AGENDA 61 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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