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Urban Innovation Toolkit – Houston’s Historic Third Ward

June 21, 2012
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Ln.
Houston, TX 77027 United States

Change is coming to Houston’s historic Third Ward.  At the nexus of two light rail lines, close to downtown, the Texas Medical Center, entertainment and cultural districts, and flanked by Universities expanding on-campus housing, the question is not if Third Ward will redevelop, but how?

ULI Urban Innovation Grant Partners and a Technical Assistance Panel of local and national experts have been working to answer these questions:

  • What do you want to happen in the Third Ward?
  • What community Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Results can this process maximize?
  • Who are our key partners to make it happen?
  • Where is positive change / beneficial redevelopment most likely to occur?
  • How do we implement the vision—what is the step-by-step implementation plan?

ULI Houston brought together 15 public/private partners to develop a “High Impact Redevelopment Toolkit” to transform distressed communities by exploring the balance of neighborhood interests and private investment.  More than 450 volunteer hours, financial and in-kind contributions have been donated by ULI members, nonprofit leaders, real estate professionals and government officials. Over 120 community stakeholders have participated to date.

ULI and our Grant Partners invite you to learn about new models and options for sustainable and transit-oriented development that can apply to challenged neighborhoods poised for redevelopment.

ULI Urban Innovation Grant Partners:

Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University; Capital One Bank; City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department; City of Houston Planning and Development Department; Community Design Resource Center, Gerald Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston; Holman Street Baptist Church; Houston Housing Authority; LISC-Houston; Graduate Real Estate Program, University of Houston; Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO); Morris Architects; South East Houston CDC; ULI Houston District Council; UCR Moody Rambin; Walter P Moore



Members – Private $60; Public $50; Young Leaders $40
Non-Members – Private $75; Public $65; Young Leaders $55
Reserved Table of 8 $550


The Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Ln.
Houston, TX 77027


MODERATOR: Laura Bailey, Capital One
Antoine Bryant, Planning Commission
Marlene Gafrick, City of Houston
Lance Gilliam, Houston Housing Authority
Rev. Manson Johnson, South East CDC, Holman Street Baptist Church
Tony Salazar, McCormack Baron Salazar
Monique Ward, METRO

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