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The Built Environment (Pre-TPHA Conference)

  • 19 Mar 2013
  • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • The St. Anthony Riverwalk -Wyndham Hotel located at 300 East Travis Street, San Antonio, TX 78205


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Speakers and invited guests.

Registration is closed


The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District Presents:

“Public Health and the Built Environment”


Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

7:45AM – 4:15PM


St. Anthony Riverwalk -Wyndham Hotel

300 East Travis Street

San Antonio, TX 78205


Sponsored by:

Mayor’s Fitness Council

UTSA Collegeof Architecture

American Institute of Architects - San Antonio Chapter

City of San Antonio Planning & Community Development




7:45 – 8:30AM            Check in and registration


8:30 – 10:00AM          Opening Plenary Session – “Fit City and the New York City Active Design Guidelines”, Rick Bell, Executive Director, American Institute of Architects (AIA), New York Chapter


10:00 – 10:15AM        Break (light snack and refreshments provided)


Concurrent Breakout Sessions


10:15 – 11:45AM        Morning Session I – Morning Session I – “The Rackspace Castle: A Physical Expression of Our Culture, Values and Commitment”

Melissa Gray, Director, Sustainability & Strategic Partnerships, Rackspace US, Inc.

Morning Session II – “Healthy Places/Healthy People – Austin: Partnering Across City Departments to Create a Healthy Community”

Philip Huang, MD, MPH, Medical Director/Health Authority, Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services Dept.

Garner Stoll, Assistant Director of Planning & Review, City of Austin


11:45 – 1:30PM          Lunch (on your own)


1:30 – 2:45PM            Afternoon Session I – “Houston Tour De Hood / San Antonio Siclovia / San Antonio Bike Initiatives”

Dr. Veon McReynolds, Director, Tour De Hood, Houston, TX

Maggie Thompson, Executive Director, D.R. Semmes Family Y at Tripoint

Julia Diana, Special Projects Manager, Office of Sustainability, City of San Antonio


Afternoon Session II – “San Antonio River Triple Bottom Line”, Stephen T. Graham, P.E., Assistant General Manager, San Antonio River Authority


2:45 – 3:00PM            Break (light snack and refreshments provided)


3:00 – 4:15PM            Afternoon Session III – “What is Healthy Design?”, Tenna Florian, AIA, LEED AP Architect, Lake Flato Architects


Afternoon Session IV – “City Plans and Policies for a Healthy Community”, John Dugan, AICP, Director, City of San Antonio Department of Planning & Community Development


5:30 – 7:30PM            Evening reception ($25.00 per person)

Metro Health will host an evening reception at La Gloria Ice House, located at 100 E. Grayson St. on the grounds of the historic Pearl Brewery, overlooking the illustrious San Antonio River. Enjoy a variety of traditional Mexican cuisine specialties and aguas frescas (refreshments) while listening to the soulful tunes of Jazz ensemble, the Anointed Davison Boyz.


“Continuing education credit for multiple disciplines

will be provided for this event”

Hotel Information

Room rates:  $106 single/double
Reserve your room by calling (210)227-4392 or 1-800-Wyndham and refer to the Annual Educational Conference to get the conference rate.  Call no later than 12:00 noon on Monday, February 25, 2013.


The St. Anthony Riverwalk -Wyndham Hotel located at 300 East Travis Street,  San Antonio, TX 78205

Parking fees apply


Information Contact:

Terri Pali, Executive Director, TPHA

Phone:  (512)336-2520

Email:  txpha@aol.com


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