Everybody in Houston is talking "green". But what, exactly, does this mean? What is an EcoCity? Does the European Union's EcoCity Project set the global standards? Are there exemplary local projects and initiatives, or does the term EcoCity only serve to point to Houston's role as a leading U.S. carbon producer?
Many Houstonians express a passionate interest in preserving and even increasing their city's green space. Are the strategies that seem to be productive in Europe and Asia, where many nations are working together to plan a sustainable future, applicable for us?
On Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 7 p.m., the Rice Design Alliance (RDA) will hold a forum to begin to answer these questions.
Brown Auditorium, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet (Enter via the Main Street door)
Admission is free and open to the public.