EVENT
The Future Cities; Livable Futures: Towards a Sustainable Model for Urban-Watershed Systems conference will provide a great platform to introduce cross-disciplinary dialogues around sustainable urban-watershed management and explore best practices to explain and better understand the different factors that interact to form an urban-watershed system. As the human population continues growing, cities across the globe need to address the challenges and opportunities of urban watersheds via a systems approach that integrates cross-sectoral perspectives of science, engineering, design, planning and policy making while incorporating input from citizens along the water’s edge.
This is a great opportunity for the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex as the Trinity River Watershed is in our backyard and will be re-envisioned as a relevant model for future urban-watershed management and planning across the United States. Future Cities; Livable Futures will ultimately result in an interdisciplinary research partnership with a view to developing a research initiative on the creation and stewardship of sustainable urban watershed systems. Funded by the National Science Foundation

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SPEAKERS
Executive Manager of Technical Services and Basin Planning, Trinity River Authority, Arlington
Vice President, Growth & Sales –South Central at Jacobs
Chief of Water Resources, US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District
Associate Principal and Technical Director, Water for North America in Arup
Director-University of Arkansas Community Design Center, Steven L. Anderson Chair in Architecture and Urban Studies, and a Distinguished Professor of Architecture.
Dean of CAPPA and the UNESCO Chair on Water and Human Settlements.
Executive Director, Streams & Valleys, Inc.
Dallas City Plan Commissioner, District 11 and Chair of the Urban Design Advisory Committee
Associate Principal, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.
Professor of Practice in Architecture, University of Texas at Arlington and Landscape Architect for Kevin Sloan Studio
AGENDA
Friday, August 16, 2019
Morning
8:30-9:00 - Registration and Breakfast
9:00-10:30 - H2Otalks
10:30-11:00 - Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 - H2Otalks
Afternoon
12:30-1:30 - Lunch
1:30-3:30 - Panel 1 and 2
Panel 1: Water and Flooding
Panel 2: Nature and Real Estate



3:30-4:00 - Coffee Break
4:00-5:00 Closing panel: Watershed Urbanism
5:00-5:30 - Closing Remarks
5:30-7:00 - Reception





Saturday, August 17, 2019
Closed Research Session by Request Only
PANELS
1.Water and Flooding


Phil Bedient
Director, SSPEED Center, Rice University
Jerry Cotter
Head of Water Resources, FWD of US Army Corps of Engineers
Tim Dekker
Hydrologist, Harold Simmons Park
Edith Marvin
Director of Environment & Development, NCTCOG
John Nielsen-Gammon
State Climatologist, TAMU
2.Nature and Real Estate


Kevin Conner
Vice President, Growth & Sales, Jacobs, San Antonio
Paris Rutherford
Principal, Catalyst Development, Dallas
Ben Sandifer
Naturalist, Dallas
Elizabeth Silver
Associate Principal at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in NYC
3.Watershed Urbanism


Susan Alvarez
Trinity Watershed Management Department, City of Dallas
Robert Kent
State Director-Texas, Trust for Public Land
Stephen Luoni
Director and Principal Designer, Community Design Center, University of Arkansas
Kevin Sloan
Professor of Practice at CAPPA and Landscape Architect- Kevin Sloan Studio
DIRECTORS
Dean of CAPPA and the UNESCO Chair on Water and Human Settlements.
Director of the Architectural Engineering Program in Civil Engineering and Associate Professor in Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington
GRANT-TEAM
Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington
Professor of Practice in Architecture, University of Texas at Arlington and Landscape Architect for Kevin Sloan Studio
Chief Sustainability Officer, University of Texas at Arlington