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MW#1: Beach management, Thursday 2:00 – 3:30

Beach Management: Get some sand between your toes as you explore along Seawall Boulevard and learn about the Galveston Park Board’s new Beach Park Master Plan. See new and planned transportation and parking improvements for Seawall Boulevard and learn about the impacts of beach erosion.

Planning topics covered: traffic and parking management, beach erosion and beach planning, tourism planning, developing partnerships, topographic mapping


MW#2: Downtown Houston, Friday, 9:00 – 12:15

Multi-modal  tour of Downtown Houston: Learn about the METRO Re-imagining effort, a major transit planning initiative while you explore new developments along METRO’s light rail line, including Downtown and East End neighborhoods. Get off the rail to see Discovery Green, a park that has helped to generate new Downtown housing developments and see the City of Houston’s first Cycle Track.  On the bus ride up to Houston hear about the City of Houston’s new General Plan.

Planning topics covered: Transit Planning, Downtown housing, Neighborhood revitalization, parks planning, multi-modal planning, City General Plan


MW#3: Historic Preservation, Friday, 2:15 – 3:30

Historic Preservation: Galveston is home to a treasure-trove of historic buildings, homes, churches, and other structures. Learn about historic preservation resources and planning efforts while you visit some of Galveston’s historic treasures. Learn about funding resources such as state tax credits.

Planning topics covered: historic preservation, small downtowns, funding resources