Houston, City Skyline

Urbanism Panel

Presented by Houston Business Journal
Urbanism Panel
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Royal Sonesta Hotel
2222 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027

Urbanism in Houston

What drives Houston’s economy? What are the city’s biggest challenges? What are the next areas of opportunity for our city? Come hear the findings of Joel Kotkin, one of the nation’s leading researchers on urbanism. Kotkin will unveil his research and identify areas of economic vitality as part of a statewide initiative. Afterward, we’ll host a panel to discuss key findings of the study.



Joel Kotkin, Executive Director, Center for Opportunity Urbanism, Fellow – Urban Studies, Chapman University & Author of The Human City: Urbanism for the Rest of Us


Patrick Jankowski, Senior Vice President of Research, GHP
Anne Snyder, Fellow, Center for Opportunity Urbanism & Director, The Character Initiative at The Philanthropy Roundtable


Giselle Greenwood, Editor-in-Chief, Houston Business Journal


Registration & Sponsorship: Contact Bob Charlet bcharlet@bizjournals.com
Phone: 1(713)395-9604

Event Questions: Contact Aubrey Stuart astuart@bizjournals.com
Phone: 1(713)395-9613

A National Think Tank Based in Houston

The Center for Opportunity Urbanism is a stand-alone think tank, based in Houston. Headquartering this effort in Houston reflects the region’s emergence as arguably the primary exemplar of this new urban model. But this will not be a Houston-centric think tank; its view and reach will be national. It will be directed both by its board and its executive director, who will remain based in Southern California, with input from fellows and a board of advisors. The Center will be run primarily by Joel Kotkin, with assistance of a part-time office manager and later additions in public/media relations, fund raising, and lobbying. Our team will consist of several noted experts in the field of urban growth, including our first two fellows, Wendell Cox and Tory Gattis.

Support Center for Opportunity Urbanism as we promote people-oriented urbanism.