RDA Civic Forum 2021: "POWER: Who Decides Houston's Resiliency?"
April 21, 2021
In February 2021, millions of Texans were without power, heat, food, and water, during Winter Storm Uri, left to suffer the devastating consequences of an electrical infrastructure that has been spectacularly mismanaged by decades of deregulated policies. Texas’s isolated power grid nearly collapsed. In an effort to respond to the catastrophic effects of this recent storm, RDA’s Civic Forum 2021, held virtually on April 21, considered the role of architecture in the resiliency of our infrastructure and energy systems.
Panelists: Dominic Boyer, Professor of Anthropology, Founding Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences, Kinder Fellow, Rice University; Daniel Cohan, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University; Bob Harvey, President and CEO, Greater Houston Partnership; With Introductions by Albert Pope, Gus Sessions Wortham Professor, Rice Architecture.
This lecture is available for one AIA/CES Learning Unit. Watch the lecture, download the pdf, and submit for credit.