Scenic Mornings

Scenic Mornings


Scenic Houston Presents Scenic Mornings

On Tuesday, March 23rd, Scenic Houston hosted an engaging conversation about Buffalo Bayou — arguably one of the most naturally beautiful spaces in Houston. With its copious trees, bountiful wildlife, miles of running and biking trails and natural landscape, this urban “river” provides a space for Houstonians to enjoy the outdoors, exercise, experience nature and breathe. This remarkable green space and water source has remained an oasis for Houstonians. Scenic Houston and our esteemed panel of experts discussed the history and design of the bayou, responsible development around the bayou and threats to eliminate this beautiful oasis.

Jim Blackburn, Professor in the Practice of Environmental Law, Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept., Rice University
Susan Chadwick, Executive Director,  Save Buffalo Bayou
Guy Hagstette, FAIA, Senior VP of Parks and Civic Projects, Kinder Foundation
David Ott, Development Partner, Hanover

MODERATED BY: Marlene Gafrick, Director of Planning, MetroNational and Scenic Houston Chair

Our first Scenic Mornings event focused on “How Houston Can Become A More Multi-Modal City” Our panelists tackled the topic of how Houston can become a more multi-modal city and what impact it can have on our economy, image and overall scenic profile. They also discussed future plans for creating smart public spaces, the challenges faced while doing so and the opportunities that lie ahead.


Jonathan Brinsden, CEO, Midway
David Fields, Chief Transportation Planner, City of Houston
Dr. Carol Lewis, Professor of Transportation Studies, Texas Southern University
Amar Mohite, Director, Planning and Infrastructure, Harris County Precinct 1

MODERATED BY: Bill Odle, President of TBG Partners and Vice Chair, Scenic Houston

Watch the the video below!