Save the dates: September 23-25 Texas Triangle Megaregion Forum

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A conference in Houston convened by Houston Tomorrow and America 2050
September 23-25, 2009
The Crystal Ballroom/Rice Lofts, 909 Texas Avenue, Houston, Texas

Confirmed Partners to date:
University of Texas Austin, Houston-Galveston Area Council

Texans think big, and the megaregion concept demands very large-scale thinking. 
            - Frederick Steiner
Purpose:
  • Build support for a national infrastructure investment plan and establish knowledge of Megaregions by leaders in the metro areas of the Texas Triangle, which includes Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Austin, and San Antonio.
  • Identify the major transportation, energy, and water infrastructure priorities in the Texas Triangle megaregion
  • Seek common ground among regions in the Texas Triangle on programs and policies to meet core infrastructure challenges.
  • Explore emerging economic trends and strategies for sustainable prosperity in metro regions
  • Create a framework for working toward a vision for sustainable prosperity in the Texas Triangle

Speakers (confirmed)
Robert Yaro, President, Regional Plan Association
Petra Todorovich, Director, America 2050
Frederick Steiner, Ph.D, Dean, College of Architecture, University of Texas/ Austin
Michael Neuman, Ph.D, Chair, Sustainable Urbanism Program, Texas A&M
Christopher Leinberger, Visiting Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings     Institution
Mark Anielski, President and CEO, Anielski Management Inc
Mike Critelli, former CEO of Pitney Bowes
Karen Walz, Vision North Texas
David Crossley, President, Houston Tomorrow

Speakers (invited)
Hon. Earl Blumenauer, Member of Congress
Hon. Joe Straus, Speaker of the House of Representatives, State of Texas
Catherine Ross, Director, Center for Quality Growth & Research Development,Georgia Tech University