Gulf Coast Green 2019
Crossroads: Inclusive Exchange

SESSION FIVE

Natural Solutions to Climate Change

Abstract

The Green New Deal is a set of techno-economic tactics to reduce carbon emissions to zero. On the other side of the equation is the need to pull carbon out of the sky and store it in the ground. Nature’s carbon cycle uses energy from the sun, carbon dioxide from the air, and photosynthesis to do the work. To rely on natural solutions, we need design paradigms that protect land where existing plants grow, especially trees and grass, and provide for the expansion of human habitat on already developed land. 


Speaker

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David Crossley

David Crossley is Senior Fellow and founder of Houston Tomorrow, a future-focused nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all the people of the Houston region.
Crossley has led the Livable Houston/Complete Communities Initiative since the organization’s founding in 1998.
 He was co-founder of Blueprint Houston, and initiative to create a general plan for Houston’s future.
He was a board member of Smart Growth America, on the steering committee of America 2050, and chair of the Growth Management Leadership Alliance.

Recently he has presented about mobility disruption, complete communities, and climate change. 


Time and Location

PERFORMANCE (LARGE MOD 201)

3:30pm - 4:20pm


CE Credit

1.0 AIA HSW