Houston 2020 Visions Lecture Series: Rethinking Hubs

Free and open to the public.
Panel Discussion on Zoom
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November 19, 2020
6:00 PM

Brought to you by the Houston 2020 Visions

The Houston 2020 Visions exhibition features innovative projects seeking a more forward-looking and resilient future while tackling some of Houston’s most urgent challenges. The Houston 2020 Visions Lecture Series features curated discussions with regional and national resilience experts..

HUBS, one of the key component themes within the Houston 2020 Visions, moves beyond a traditional role of providing the community with shelter and distributing relief materials, instead expanding the definition by focusing on innovative initiatives that regenerate the community, its environment, and its economies.

The Rethinking Hubs panel, November 19 at 6pm, features Laura Sachtleben, AIA, Stantec’s Lily Pad Network; and Shannon Buggs, Director of the City of Houston's Complete Communities initiative, discussing strategies for strengthening existing communities with residents. The Lily Pad Network, one of the three visionary projects featured in the exhibition, enhances existing community assets (schools, community centers, and places of worship) to proactively mitigate community shocks and stresses. Complete Communities, Houston’s first neighborhood-based planning effort, works with local stakeholders and residents to foster more equitable communities, and builds action plans with a focus on sustainable, affordable, healthy, economically strong communities with quality schools and good infrastructure.

Rethinking Hubs is moderated by Illya Azaroff, AIA, AIA New York State Disaster Coordinator; Founding Co-chair Design for Risk and Reconstruction; Professor in Practice NYCCT CUNY; Director of Design, +LAB architect PLLC, Brooklyn; and Houston 2020 Visions Juror.

Houston 2020 Visions may be viewed online now at www.houston2020visions.org, and in-person this fall when our new ArCH opens to the public.