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Vision North Texas Regional Summit
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Session 3: Natural Assets

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Location Activity
Tejas Conference Room

Better than Business as Usual 3: Natural Assets

BAU: Individual property owners and communities may choose to enhance or maintain natural assets as amenities. No clear consideration for regional implications of these choices and no way to maximize benefits from these regional assets.

Better: Natural assets that play an integral role in the character of the region and the quality of life and health of its residents.

Presentation: A regional system of natural areas and open spaces as a part of the North Texas infrastructure framework
Bill Dahlstrom, President, Connemara Conservancy

Presentation: Using ‘green infrastructure’ to meet traditional public works objectives
John Promise, P.E., Director of Environment & Development, North Central Texas Council of Governments

Presentation: The urban forest as contributor to the region’s health and economy
Steve Houser, President of Tree Care Expert Firm in DFW and Chair, City of Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee


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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.