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Distinguished Speaker Series: Frederick Steiner

Design for a Vulnerable Planet

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Houston Tomorrow will present its Fall Distinguished Speaker luncheon featuring Frederick Steiner, dean of the School of Architecture and Henry M. Rockwell Chair in Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin, on November 3, 2011 at the JW Marriott Hotel, Houston.

Dean Steiner will discuss his latest book, Design for a Vulnerable Planet and his ideas for a sustainable future based on new regionalism, a theory of design which holds that structure and landscape should be inspired by the surrounding ecosystem.  Steiner has been an important researcher in the evolution of the Megaregion concept, focusing on the Texas Triangle megaregion that includes Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Austin, and San Antonio.

Houston Tomorrow’s Distinguished Speaker Series brings notable experts and important voices from across the nation to inform Houston leaders and decision makers on the best practices and emerging ideas in urban planning, transportation, and quality of life. Previous speakers include:  Emily Talen, Andres Duany, John Norquist, and Stella Chao.

In addition to his position as Dean of the UT School of Architecture, Steiner frequently works with local, state and federal agencies on diverse environmental plans and designs. He is a member of the Steering Committee of America 2050, and is current president of the Hill Country Conservancy and board member of Envision Central Texas.  Dean Steiner was responsible for the establishment of the Center for Sustainable Development at the UT School of Architecture.


November 3, 2011

11:30 luncheon registration
12:00 luncheon and speaker

JW Marriott Houston
5150 Westheimer

Sponsor tables start at $1,000
Individual tickets $75

Register online or call Elizabeth Proctor at 713-523-5757

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