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Southwestern Medical District Urban Streetscape Master Plan: Vision Work

May 07, 2016

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Earth Day Texas 2016: Fostering a Way Forward

April 22, 2016

Help us support Earth Day TexasApril 22-24 This three-day free event will be held, April 22-24 at Fair Park to celebrate progress, hope, and innovation. EDTx is the largest event in the world of its kind. Earth Day Texas brings together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, speakers, interactive programming, and subject matter experts along with live music and sustainable beer and food pavilions. Earth Day Texas creates a fun and engaging atmosphere for thought and experiential learning while encouraging attendees to be the change they wish to see in the world. EDTx 2016 confirmed and planned event programming is published in the Event Schedule. [...]

Partnership for Conservation

April 21, 2016

Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife at the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center  What do a manmade wetland, American Bald Eagles and Alligators have in common? Water Conservation! The John Bunker Sands Wetland Center provides education and research opportunities related to water conservation and wetlands in the middle of the 2000 acre East Fork Wetland Project. The Wetland Center is the focal point of a one of a kind manmade wetland that recycles millions of gallons of water each day to supplement the municipal water supply for 1.7 million people living in the North Texas corridor. This project was formed by a unique public/private partnership between the North Texas Municipal Water District and The [...]

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Technology and Innovative Communities Lunch & Learn:
Smart Cities

Please join us at the Technology and Innovation Task Force on Thursday, June 2, 2016, 11:30 am, at Jacobs: 1999 Bryan Street, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75201.

Smart Cities Overview: Towards the end of the last decade, our planet achieved two remarkable feats. First, our human population crossed the seven billion mark and for the first time in history, 50 percent of the world's population was living in urban areas. This is expected to accelerate to 60 percent before 2025, globally; with the Western, developed world reaching an 80 percent urbanization level during this time frame. Cities across the globe are facing an impasse - resource scarcity, growing urban populations and aging infrastructure have created a need to innovate. Concurrently, advances in Internet of Things technology have created new opportunities to build ' smart cities'- those that utilize technology, community and social structures to improve resource adequacy, facilitate sustainable economic growth and improve quality of life. Frost & Sullivan research estimates a combined market potential of $1.5 trillion globally for the smart city market in segments of energy, transportation, healthcare, building, infrastructure, and governance. If one compares that to GDP of nations in 2014, it will sit above the GDP of Spain, thus making it the 12th largest GDP in the world.

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