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Hurricane Harvey, A Year Later: Moment of Decision

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 11 Elul 5778

6:30 PM - 8:00 PMCongregation Emanu El

Congregation Emanu El and the Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research are partnering to host “Hurricane Harvey, A Year Later: Moment of Decision” at Emanu El (1500 Sunset Blvd).

The presentation will feature the Director of the Kinder Institute, William Fulton and occurs just three days before a Harris County bond election in which residents will be asked to approve $2.5 billion to finance critical flood-control projects.

The bond election takes place on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey and should it pass would include more than 150 potential projects according to the Harris County Flood Control District.

Members of the community are invited to join Fulton as he gives a high-level presentation reviewing what Houston has done and what could possibly be done moving forward post-Harvey to prevent a similar episode from happening.

Following Fulton’s presentation, there will be an opportunity for members of the audience to ask questions.

Fulton has served as the Director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University since 2014. He is a former mayor of Ventura, California and director of planning & economic development for the city of San Diego.

In his career, Fulton has also served as vice president for policy at Smart Growth America, principal in the California-based urban planning firm now known as PlaceWorks, and senior fellow at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. He is the founding editor and publisher of California Planning & Development Report and author of five books, including “Guide to California Planning,” the standard urban planning textbook in California, and “The Reluctant Metropolis: The Politics of Urban Growth in Los Angeles,” which was an L.A. Times best-seller. His most recent book is “Talk City: A Chronicle Of Political Life In An All-American Town.” He holds master’s degrees in mass communication from The American University and urban planning from UCLA.

Congregation Emanu El is requesting RSVPs to properly prepare for the evening.

For more information on the program, please contact Program Director Jason Plotkin at or 713.535.6414.


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