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
This event will be live streamed online and onsite.
This event is eligible for 6 Continuing Education Credits for the Texas Floodplain Management Association

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SPEAKERS
Mayor of Arlington, Texas
City Manager, City of Lewisville
Executive Manager of Technical Services and Basin Planning, Trinity River Authority, Arlington
Chief of Water Resources, US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District
Associate Principal and Technical Director, Water for North America in Arup
Director & Distinguished Professor-University of Arkansas Community Design Center, Steven L. Anderson Chair in Architecture and Urban Studies
Texas State Climatologist, Texas A&M University
Fund Development Coordinator, River Legacy Living Science Center
Dean of CAPPA and the UNESCO Chair on Water and Human Settlements.
Executive Director, Streams & Valleys, Inc.
Associate Program Director, National Science Foundation
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
Mayor Jeff Williams
Opening remarks
Dean Adrian Parr
Opening remarks
Brandi Schottel
Introduction
H2Otalks
Glenn Clingenpeel
History of the Trinity Watershed
Donna Barron
Policy and Community Engagement
Jaynie Schultz
The Unheard Voice in Land Use
Jerry Cotter
Management of Watershed System
10:30-11:00 - Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 - H2Otalks
Vincent Lee
Green and Blue Infrastructure
Stacey Pierce
Confluence – Fort Worth Streams and Valleys
Becky Nussbaum Gerro
River Legacy Living Science Center


Elizabeth Silver
Harold Simmons Park Dallas
John Nielsen-Gammon
Climate Change
Kevin Sloan
Rewilding
Steve Luoni
Watershed Urbanism and Low Impact Design



Afternoon
12:30-1:30 - Lunch
1:30-2:30
Panel 1: Water and Flooding
Moderator: Nick Fang
2:30-3:30
Panel 2: Nature and Real Estate
Moderator: Michael Zaretsky
3:30-4:00 - Coffee Break
4:00-5:00
Panel 3: Watershed Urbanism
Moderator: Meghna Tare
5:00-5:30 - Closing Remarks
5:30-7:00 - Reception
Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 9am
Closed Research Session by Request Only
PANELS
1.Water and Flooding,
Moderator:Nick Fang



Phil Bedient
Director, SSPEED Center, Rice University
Jerry Cotter
Head of Water Resources, FWD of US Army Corps of Engineers
Tim Dekker
President, LimnoTech
Edith Marvin
Director of Environment & Development, NCTCOG
John Nielsen-Gammon
State Climatologist, Texas A&M University
2.Nature and Real Estate, Moderator:Michael Zaretsky



Paris Rutherford
Principal, Catalyst Urban Development, Dallas
Ben Sandifer
Naturalist, Dallas
Elizabeth Silver
Associate Principal at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in NYC
Karen Walz
Principal, Strategic Community Solutions
3.Watershed Urbanism, Moderator:Meghna Tare



Diane Jones Allen
Program Director of Landscape Architecture and Associate Professor, UTA
Susan Alvarez
Assistant Director, Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability, City of Dallas
Robert Kent
State Director-Texas, Trust for Public Land
Stephen Luoni
Director and Principal Designer, Community Design Center, University of Arkansas
Hope Rising
Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Texas A&M University
Kevin Sloan
Professor of Practice in Architecture, University of Texas at Arlington and Landscape Architect for 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
STEERING COMMITTEE
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