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Vision North Texas Regional Summit
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Session 5: Energy

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Location Activity
Pecan Conference

Better than Business as Usual 5: Energy

BAU: Increasing demand, insufficient supply, reliance on sources that have national security and global environmental concerns.

Better: Changing consumption patterns. Using renewable sources. Reducing the region’s carbon footprint and contribution to the nation’s energy insecurity.

Presentation: Creating a built environment that meets North Texans’ needs through a restructuring of energy assumptions and demands
Zaida Basora AIA, LEED AP, Director, Building Inspection Department, City of Dallas

Presentation: Keeping North Texas affordable for the future labor force
Timothy Bray, Ph.D
., Director, University of Texas at Dallas Institute for Urban Policy Research

Presentation: Community character as a survival strategy
Brent Brown AIA, LEED AP, Building Community Workshop


Summit Home | Plenary Session | Breakouts: Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Session 4 | Session 5 | Session 6 | Session 7 | Final


Vision North Texas is a collaboration led by the Urban Land Institute’s North Texas District Council,
the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the University of Texas at Arlington.