Environmental lawyer, planner and Rice University professor Jim Blackburn shares a framework to create a green future for the United States and the world that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. Perhaps no city has greater potential and urgency than Houston, Texas, to shape the future of the environment. As the global center of the oil and gas industry, Houston faces a rapidly transforming economy and increasingly severe weather, as demonstrated by storms like Hurricane Harvey.
Drawing examples from the Gulf Coast region relevant to communities across the nation and globe, this course outlines innovative financial, technological, natural, social and even spiritual solutions. In addition, we explore the potential of once-unimaginable collective action recently demonstrated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Explore the vibrant ecological and economic possibilities of a green future for your community, the United States and the world.
+ “Facing Climate Change”
+ “Houston as a Laboratory for the United States’ Green Future”
+ “Ecology Meets Economy”
+ “The Quiet Corporate Revolution”
+ “A Red State Version of the Green New Deal”
+ “A Green, Green Future for the United States and the World”
+ Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University
+ Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center at Rice University