Next week, Clark Martinson, General Manager of the Houston Energy Corridor District (ECD), will present the district's master plan at a conference in Milan. "Urbanizing the Region—Transformations in Post Metropolis" will bring together several key international players to examine the ways Western cities are urbanizing suburban areas. The conference will be held December 16 at the Politecnico Milano Department of Architecture and Urban Studies.
Completed earlier this year, the master plan positions this 2,000 acre area west of Houston as a mixed-use destination. Central to the plan are strategies to transform the area's conventional suburban model into a more urbanistic live-work-play model. Connectivity will be improved through the expansion of local and regional transit, introduction of complete streets, enhancement of bicycle and pedestrian networks, and development of a robust open space system anchored by a world-class central park.
The plan was recently awarded the 2015 Long Range Planning Award by the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). Click here to learn more about the project.
Sasaki and a team of consultant partners have developed a long-range master plan that positions Houston's Energy Corridor to accelerate its evolution into a multi-dimensional, urbanistic, world-class...