Photo by Michael ‘Aster’ Sotnikov
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:45 PM, Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Parking is very limited at the Dougherty Arts Center so please use alternative transportation, or park at One Texas Center and walk.
Join us for a panel discussion with Thomas Hardy, Ph.D. and Matthew Lewis, Assistant Director of Planning and Development Review, on the lessons learned from two great green infrastructure projects located an ocean away. Dr. Hardy is one of the principal designers of the Cheonggyecheon River Project in Seoul, South Korea. The Cheonggyecheon was an allbut forgotten river under the shadow of an elevated highway in the heart of Seoul, which was transformed into a 3.5 mile metropolitan-scale green infrastructure park through an unprecedented effort of urban planning and design. Completed in 2005, this project is the core of a multifaceted ecological, cultural, and economic redevelopment. Matt Lewis, the former Planning Director of the City of San Marcos will also discuss how they are using the local watershed to inform development decisions, and promote sustainable design to greening up that city. Discussion will also include the social and cultural benefits of green infrastructure.