In her recent contribution to the Rivard Report, Amy Hardberger explains, “The success of the city depends on a plan that includes all aspects of planning including water and energy needs within a land use context. A city cannot predict demand of resources before first determining who it will service, which is dependent on land use decisions.” This is true over the entire Hill Country region, especially beyond the city limits where counties don’t have any land use planning tools at all. Read Amy’s article here.
Water Shortage needs attention
“The Texas Drought: We Can’t Build Our Way Out of It,” Andy Sansom has consistently been delivering this message. A great article from News-Journal.com explains. Also, check out an interview with Andy Sansom and Jim Blackburn on Texas Water issues, today at 3pm. Listen live on KPFT.org or later at archive.kpft.org.
HCA partners with AIA COTE for a Night Sky program in San Antonio!
The San Antonio Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) is partnering with HCA to host a screening of “The City Dark” and a presentation by Bill Wren of the McDonald Observatory about night sky lighting. Bill has been traveling the Hill Country teaching simple techniques for lighting to protect our starry skies above. This “COTE Cinema event will be held October 17th. Details
Express-News staff photographer Bob Owen and staff writer Richard Oliver traveled the state from May through September to tell the stories of people whose lives have been changed by the drought.
Read the four-part series.
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October 10 in Austin - Balcones Canyonlands Preserve Infrastructure Workshop 2013 - Details
October 12 in Junction - South Llano River Cleanup - Details
October 16 in San Antonio - Representative Lyle Larson Hosts Town Hall Meeting and 83rd Legislative Session Recap - Details
October 16 in Junction - Texas Riparian & Stream Ecosystem Workshop, Upper Llano River Watershed - Details
October 17 in San Antonio - Green Spaces Alliance Annual Fall Gala - Details
October 19 in Manchaca - Large-scale rainwater harvesting workshop - Details
October 20 in San Antonio - Green Spaces Alliance: National Food Day Celebration - Details
October 25-27 in New Braunfels - Texas Master Naturalist Annual State Meeting -