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Imagine Austin plans panel discussion

Friday, March 20, 2015 by Mark Richardson

The Imagine Austin Speaker Series is planning a panel discussion April 1 with Matthew Lewis, assistant director of the Planning and Development Review Department, and Thomas Hardy, Ph.D., on the lessons learned from two great green infrastructure projects located an ocean apart. Hardy is one of the principal designers of the Cheonggyecheon River Project in Seoul, South Korea. The Cheonggyecheon was an all-but-forgotten river under the shadow of an elevated highway in the heart of Seoul, until the area was transformed into a metropolitan-scale green infrastructure park through an unprecedented effort of urban planning and design. Lewis, the former planning director of the City of San Marcos, will discuss how to use the local watershed to inform development decisions, promote sustainable design and green-up a city. The session is at 6:30 p.m. on April 1 at the Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road. Organizers request that you RSVP on the city’s Facebook events page.

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