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Please join us for the Rice Design Alliance's Civic Forum 2019. This year we are taking on the urgent topic of urban obsolescence and the importance of maintaining, preserving, and reusing the historic fabric of our cities. At a critical moment in Houston's urban growth, what is the value of architecture in our city and our region and why should we care about preserving Houston's identity through its urban past? While some might argue that doing away with the past can be a sound business solution, is that really the case and does nostalgia really have anything to do with it? Through the analysis of some of Houston's most relevant examples, Obsolescence will discuss the overarching factors that influence how we deal with change in the built environment - from regulations and tax policy, to cultural and political attitudes - all in an era in which preservation strategies are also acutely threatened by the environmental challenges of climate change. 




Tuesday, April 23
5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Civic Forum

Brown Auditorium
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005

Admission is free and open to the public.

Generous support for the Civic Forum 2019 reception is provided by the Astrodome Conservancy.


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