The Rice Design Alliance (RDA) will host a two-part civic forum featuring nationally known leaders in science, business and law that will discuss emerging air, water, land and health issues. The forum is organized by Thomas Colbert, associate professor at the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, and developed in coordination with an upcoming issue of Cite: The Architecture + Design Review of Houston.
Aug. 21 - Challenges of Climate Change
Panelists include John Nielson-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist, Regents Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University; John Anderson, Ewing Professor of Oceanography and Director of the Shell Center for Sustainability at Rice University; Eric Berger, Science Correspondent, Houston Chronicle; and Brent W. Dorsey, Director, Corporate Environmental Programs, Entergy Corporation.
Aug. 28 - Challenges of Competing Land Uses, Environmental Justice and Public Health
Panelists include Robert Bullard, Dean and Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy, Texas Southern University; Jim Blackburn, Environmental Attorney and Professor in the Practice in Environmental Law, Rice University; John Jacob, Texas Sea Grant Extension Program, Professor and Extension Specialist Texas Sea Grant at Texas A&M University.; and Larry Soward, former Commissioner at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Environmental Consultant.