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Vision North Texas Regional Summit
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Event Agenda

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Time Activity
7:30 a.m. Registration & continental breakfast
8:00 a.m.

Plenary Session: Where is North Texas Headed?

Location: Transportation Council Room

What are the alternatives to ‘business as usual’?

  • North Texas as a top economic choice among global regions
    • Ron Natinsky, Council Member, City of Dallas
  • North Texas as a center for research and innovation
    • James Spaniolo, President, the University of Texas at Arlington
  • North Texas as the region with the highest quality of life
    • Danny Scarth, Council Member, City of Fort Worth
  • North Texas as a leader in environmental stewardship
    • Ann Drumm, Texas Business for Clean Air
9:25 a.m. Break; go to small groups
9:35 a.m.

Discussion Sessions: Better Than Business As Usual

  • Panel Presentations
  • Question & Answer Session
  • Discussion & Agreement on Recommendations

Breakout Sessions

  1. Public Facilities – Transportation & Others
  2. The Economy
  3. Natural Assets
  4. Neighborhoods & Communities
  5. Energy
  6. Water
  7. Regional Development Pattern
10:50 a.m. Break; return to large group
11:00 p.m.

Results Session

Location: Transportation Council Room

12:00 noon Adjourn

Vision North Texas is a collaboration led by the Urban Land Institute’s North Texas District Council,
the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the University of Texas at Arlington.