NTREG Monthly Meeting (NOTE NEW LOCATION) Sustainability -Vision for North Texas 2050

Sat, 12 Jul 2014

North Texas Renewable Energy Group Monthly Meeting

Sustainability - "Vision North Texas 2050: How Local Communities and Businesses Can Position North Texas for a Fiscally and Environmentally Sustainable Future"

Presenter: Kevin Shepherd, Principal and Co-founder of Verdunity, Inc.Date: Saturday, July 12, 2014.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
NEW LOCATION! Midway Hills Christian Church, 11001 Midway Road, Dallas, Texas.

About Our Presentation
The current pattern of development in north Texas is not sustainable, neither fiscally nor environmentally. Vision North Texas is a public-private-academic partnership started in 2005 by the North Central Texas Council of Governments' Center for Development Excellence to increase awareness about expected growth, provide a forum for discussion on critical issues, and build support for initiatives that might create a fiscally and environmentally sustainable future for North Texas.

Our July presentation summarizes the results and findings of the multi-year planning and visioning effort that culminated in the release of the award-winning Vision North Texas 2050 Plan. Kevin will also discuss current global and national trends, highlight a few projects from north Texas that are incorporating new approaches, and offer some suggestions on how cities can position themselves to stay competitive in recruiting and retaining businesses and residents.

About Our Presenter:
Kevin Shepherd is a Principal and co-founder of Verdunity, Inc., a Dallas/Fort Worth-based consulting firm specializing in planning and design of sustainable communities and infrastructure. Kevin graduated in 1994 from Texas A&M, and spent the first 17 years of his career working for large engineering firms, completing projects ranging from local street reconstruction and community parks to high profile projects like the Hoover Dam Bridge. In 2011, he left his position as National Director of Community Planning with HDR, and started Verdunity with two other partners.