Houston Needs a Strategy for Its Future
Update on a Strategic General Plan for Houston
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 6:30 pm;
United Way, 50 Waugh Drive
Blueprint Houston has assessed current trends, challenges and opportunities facing Houston, and never has the case in favor of a strategic general plan for our city been stronger. Times are changing in many ways, and one significant change has been the emergence of municipal management districts as a real factor in Houston’s economic development and quality of life of Houston. Both the strategic general plan and the impact of management districts will be discussed at this meeting, which is open to all who are interested in attending.
The event will include an architectural exhibition graciously underwritten by Nancy and Richard Kinder and others that highlights Guy’s projects as well as other noteworthy projects that have contributed to the transformation of downtown over the past 25 years. We also welcome Lisa Foronda as emcee. The Doubletree Hotel will create a variety of delectable hors d’oeuvres and libations with musical entertainment by Harry Sheppard.
We invite you to be a part of this special evening on Thursday, June 20 honoring Guy Hagstette Underwriter levels: $5000, $2500, $1500. Individual tickets: $150. You may mail your check to Blueprint Houston, 3015 Richmond Avenue #201, Houston, TX 77098.
Blueprint Houston Night at OKRA Charity Bar
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Bar open 4pm – 2am
Blueprint Houston will have the opportunity to introduce itself to patrons of OKRA, a charity bar. What’s a charity bar? Check out www.friedokra.org. Click on Charity Bar to see how it works. Part of OKRA’ mission statement is to “advocate for responsible urban development.” Come out on Wednesday night, have a drink, and join in the conversation about responsible urban development.
Come celebrate the launching of a process to develop a General Plan for the City of Houston at a cocktail reception honoring Mayor Annise Parker for her initiative. In creating a steering committee for the effort, she said: “A general plan is about good governance. Practical, innovative, consensus-based planning can improve collaboration, enhance partnerships, improve policymaking, and ultimately deliver higher quality outcomes more quickly and at reduced cost. It is time for Houston to join a host of other cities that enjoy the benefits of a general plan.”
Honorary Chairs of the event include the Honorable Ellen Cohen, the Honorable Stephen Costello, the Honorable Ed Gonzalez, and the Honorable David Robinson. A large and diverse Host Committee urges you to join them in the celebration. The reception, which will benefit Blueprint Houston, will be held in the Tudor Gallery and Reading Room of the Julia Ideson Library. In addition to delicious food and drink, the event will feature an exhibition of significant projects that illustrate the benefits of planning.