Monday, November 29, 2004

Rice Design Alliance - Civic Forums

Earth, Fire, and Wind
A Series of Three Civic Forums Sponsored by the Rice Design Alliance

This season, RDA's civic forums will focus on the Houston region's self-assessment at the beginning of a new century. In June, Part 1, Earth, addressed the successes and challenges in shaping the face of our residential life through various neighborhood organizations and activists.
In September, the second forum, Fire, focused on the current economic engines and their impact on the city form. The final forum, to be held at 7pm on December 1, will address the larger forces beginning to coalesce that will reconfigure our region, including economic, environmental, and social conditions.


James D. Calaway, CEO, Center for Houston's Future
David Crossley, President, Gulf Coast Institute
Nestor Rodriguez, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology,
University of Houston and Co-Director, Center for Immigration Research

Brown Auditorium, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet (Enter via the Main Street Door)

Parking at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is available for $3 in the museum garage located at the corner of Binz and Fannin.

Admission is free and open to the public.

This program is supported in part by Crescent Real Estate Equities, Ltd.; Intell Management and Investment Company; The Invironmentalists; KUHF 88.7 FM; MetroNational; Schenck and Company; Trammell Crow Company; Walter P. Moore; Webb Architects; The Corporate Members of the Rice Design Alliance; and the City of Houston/Harris County through the Cultural Arts Council.

The Rice Design Alliance is an AIA/CES Registered Provider of quality educational programs. For this civic forum, attendees will earn one Learning Unit/Health, Safety, Welfare, which will be reported to CES Records on the member's behalf. Registration at the lecture is required. Non-AIA members may request a Certificate of Completion to fulfill state MCE requirements.