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Society / The Seen

Houston’s Park Future

Renowned Professor Captivates City Leaders With His Vision of Green Cities

BY // 10.22.16
photography F. Carter Smith

What: Houston Parks Board annual luncheon

Where: In a party tent at City Hall’s Hermann Square

PC Moment: Timothy Beatley, professor of Sustainable Communities in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, captivated some 350 guests with his talk on “biophilic cities” or cities in which citizens can connect with nature and the benefits gained. Marie Louise and David Kinder chaired the event that celebrated the Parks Board’s 40th anniversary and raised $580,000.

Who: Mayor Sylvester Turner, new Parks Board president and CEO Beth White, city parks director Joe Turner, Nancy and Rich Kinder, John Nau, Roxann Neumann, Phoebe and Bobby Tudor, Aliyya and Herman Stude, Anne and Charles Duncan, Susie and Joe Dilg, Precious and Ore Owodunni, Laura and Tom Bacon, and Jill and Dunham Jewett.

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