Imagining New Futures

Imagining New Futures
Cars and Cities: The Future of Transportation TAMU’s 3rd Annual Imagining New Futures Event

Includes:

“How Shall We Go?” an opening keynote by Dr. Peter Bishop, a futurist with the University of Houston who consults with TxDOT
4:00 PM Thursday Nov 7 in Langford Architecture Center C105 FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (1 CM credit)

WORKSHOP on Friday, Nov 8 at BVCOG offices (3991 E 29th St.,  Bryan, TX) “More than Mobility,” featuring Dr. Marlon Boarnet of the University of Southern California and “Are We There Yet?” Biking and Walking in College Station, with lunch speaker Venessa Garza from the City of College Station

REGISTRATION ONLY (5 CM credits)

The workshop will include facilitated discussions about several Texas cases, including but not limited to the proposed Aggie Expressway, the proposed streetcar for San Antonio, transit-oriented developments in Houston and Dallas.  The theme of the workshop will address how planners and designers expect transportation projects to do more than just improve mobility.  We expect them to enhance quality of life, improve neighborhoods, spur economic development, and provide multi-modal choice.  Is this reasonable?  What does it mean for gaining support for projects and for evaluating the success of projects?

Registration for this event is currently open.  Program details and registration are now posted at inf.tamu.edu.  We encourage you to take part in this exciting workshop and lecture program!

 

Sponsors: Central Texas APA, Pape-Dawson Engineers, and Don Durden Inc. Civil Engineering Consultants.

Texas A&M University College of Architecture’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning is one of the oldest and well established departments of its kind in the southern United States.  Over 150 undergraduate students, 100 master’s students, and 50 doctoral students are enrolled full-time in the department.

For more information, contact Jeremy Williams (jwlex86@gmail.com) or Rebecca Itz (ritz@arch.tamu.edu)

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When?

Thu, Nov. 7 - Sat, Nov. 9, 2013
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

Where?

College Station, TX
College Station, TX