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Repair, Retrofit and Light Imprint:
Sustainable Development Patterns for Houston

with Galina Tachieva & Tom Low

WEDS., MARCH 16, 2011

at Texas Southern University, Urban Planning & Environmental Policy (UPEP), Cleburne Street at Tierwester

Pending- Continuing Education Credits for AIA, AICP and LEED

Planners’ Workshop: 12-4pm (space is limited, lunch included) Click here to register for the Planners’ Workshop.

Evening Presentation: 6-8pm (free and open to the public) Click here to register for the Presentation.

Houston has problems implementing and advocating for sustainable growth patterns.  Its current built form does not serve new and developing markets, providing neither the diversity and stimulation desired by the younger millennial generation nor the convenience needed by their parents, the Baby Boomers.  The authors of the Sprawl Repair Manual (Tachieva) and The Light Imprint Handbook (Low) will present an innovative toolbox for new development and redevelopment in the Houston region. Tachieva, a Partner at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ) in Miami, will introduce the step-by-step design, regulatory, and implementation process to repair sprawl and the components supporting its continued creation, equipping attendees with cutting-edge strategies and a toolkit developed from two decades of successful repair projects.  Low, a Partner at DPZ Charlotte, will demonstrate how to employ the Light Imprint Handbook and create sustainable site designs for real-world projects, including brownfield, infill and new greenfield developments and greyfield redevelopment.  The presenters will introduce retrofit and development solutions at all urban scales, from the regional domain to the transformation of sprawl elements at the community scale, down to the re-configuration of conventional suburban blocks and the adaptation of single structures.

Click here for the event flier with directions

Click here for details on the Planners Workshop (12-4pm)

Click here for details on the Presentation (6-8pm)

This event is made possible by our sponsors: Congress for the New Urbanism – Houston Region, American Planning Association- Houston Section, Emerging Professionals USGBC, Better Houston, Department of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy (UPEP) at TSU, Houston Tomorrow

For more information about this or other upcoming professional development events, contact Cathy at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


March 16, 2011
12:00PM for 8 hrs


TSU - Dept of Urban Planning and Env. Policy, Cleburne St & Tierwester St (4th floor conference room), Houston, TX




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