Houston 2020 Visions Lecture Series: The Policy of Resilience

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October 15, 2020
6:00 PM
Panel Discussion on Zoom

Brought to you by the ArCH Exhibitions

The Houston 2020 Visions exhibition features innovative project proposals seeking a more forward-looking and resilient future while tackling some of Houston’s most urgent challenges. The Houston 2020 Visions Lecture Series will feature curated discussions with regional and national resilience experts throughout the fall and winter of 2020 and the spring of 2021.

In our introductory panel discussion, The Policy of Resilience, Council Member David W. Robinson, FAIA, will moderate a discussion on how city government is implementing policy ranging from infrastructure projects to policy recommendations, from flood warning systems to resilient housing design. Houston continues to be inundated by flooding, revealing inadequacies and inequalities among vulnerable populations. What changes has the city undergone since Harvey? How do visions for improvements become policy, like the Houston Climate Action Plan or Resilient Houston?

Panelists include Marissa Aho, Houston Chief Resilience Officer; Steve Costello, Houston Chief Recovery Officer; and Carol Haddock, Director of Houston Public Works.

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

Registration is required.  Instructions will be emailed to all registrants before the event.


This event is free and open to the public. Please consider making a donation, to support Architecture Center Houston programs, which strives to cultivate public appreciation for architecture and its effect on the human experience through design-focused programming.