Organized in a partnership between the Houston and Central Sections' of American Planning Association - Texas Chapter, the 2nd Bienniel of the Texas Big 6 Workshop is themed “Make No Small Plans”. Each planning director from Texas' six largest cities (Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio) will be asked to discuss the “game changers” in their cities and regions that will improve or enhance that area's transportation, housing, economic development, environment, public health, and culture. Each director will be asked how each of these planning areas will impact equity and resiliency by outlining a "top six" list associated with each of the big six subject areas.
Thursday, March 3, 2016 will feature an evening happy hour with workshop attendees. This event will take place at III Forks Steakhouse at the corner of Cesar Chavez and Lavaca in Austin.
Friday, March 4, 2016 will feature the all-day event, tentatively scheduled from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Breakfast, a snack and lunch will be provided for all workshop attendees on Friday.
Each of the planning directors from Texas' six largest cities will answer questions, while the event's keynote speaker is Steve Cover, who serves as the Director of the Department of Community Planning, Housing, and Development in Arlington County, Virginia.
This event will have 7 AICP CM credits.
You can view the event program here.