What Can We Do By 2022?

Distinguished Speaker Series

This event is a program of Houston Tomorrow.
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July 30, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Upper Kirby
3015 Richmond Ave, Ste 201
Houston, TX 77098

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Christof Spieler: Human centric transportation planning
Christof Spieler is a structural engineer and an urban planner. As Director of Technology and Innovation, he leads firmwide initiatives at Morris Architects in green buildings, project process, and Building Information Modeling (BIM). On the board of Houston METRO, he was instrumental in completely reimagining Houston’s local bus service and helped build three light rail lines.

More about this series:
‘What Can We Do By 2022?’ is a series of three luncheons hosted by Houston Tomorrow, each with a panel of keynote speakers who will present on topics that will address issues such as our transportation crisis, our tax base, and more, as well as potential solutions to these issues. Importantly, bringing these topics to the table will foster a conversation about where the City of Houston is heading, what needs to be changed, and how we can make those changes, which will color whose name you check on the ballot this fall.

On Wednesday, August 5th from 11AM - 1:30PM Houston Tomorrow will host its second luncheon at United Way Community Resource Center. The topic is Access Mobility. Sam Lott, Senior Vice President at Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., and Christof Spieler, a structural engineer and urban planner, will be the key speakers for this exciting event. Following their presentations, Geoff Carleton, Dr. Carol Lewis, and Kyle Shelton will take part in a panel discussion.

Can the next Mayor of Houston leave office in 2022 with a majority of the residents of Houston having meaningful access to transit and safe streets? How can we build upon the success of Houston’s light rail system and Metro System Reimagining to provide high quality transit across the service area connecting Houston’s polycentric job centers? What can the next Mayor of Houston do to avoid increasing vehicle miles traveled and the ever growing costs of excessive roads? Can the next Mayor of Houston collaborate across the region to improve access for the 6 million Houstonians?

On Thursday, July 30th from 6PM - 8PM, Christof Spieler will deliver his full talk: ‘Human centric transportation planning.’ The evening before the luncheon, on August 4th from 6PM - 8PM, Sam Lott will present his extended talk entitled ‘Houston’s Impending Transportation Crisis.’ These presentations will take place at Upper Kirby and will be free and open to the public, but please RSVP (use link on left side of this page).