Scenic Mornings

Scenic Houston Presents Scenic Mornings

The Key to Building a Healthier Houston Through Nature

October 13, 2021

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Virtual Event – Zoom link will be sent 24-hours prior to the event

Join panelist Jay Maddock, PhD, FAAHB, professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the School of Public Health at Texas A&M University along with Sheila Condon, PLA, ASLA, Principal / Owner – Co-Founder of Clark Condon, and Jaime González, Healthy Cities Director for The Nature Conservancy in Texas, as they discuss nature as the key to building a healthier Houston. Dr. Maddock, also the Co-Director of the Center for Health and Nature, a collaboration by Houston Methodist Hospital, Texan by Nature and the Texas A&M Health Science Center, Ms. Condon and Mr. Gonzalez will examine practical approaches to making Houston a more resilient, biologically diverse, cooler, healthier, and better-connected city through thoughtful,
nature-filled design.


Sheila Condon, PLA, ASLA, Principal / Owner – Co-Founder
Clark Condon

Jaime González, Healthy Cities Director
The Nature Conservancy in Texas

Jay Maddock, PhD, FAAHB, Co-Director of the Center for Health and Nature
A collaboration by Houston Methodist Hospital

Registration:  Scenic Houston is thrilled to offer these educations series at no cost to you!  But we hope you will consider making a tax-deductible donation to help support future education initiatives like this one.


A Stroll Through Memorial Park

August 31, 2021


Shellye Arnold, President & CEO of Memorial Park Conservancy
Thomas Woltz, FASLA, CLARB, Principle at Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

MODERATED BY: Sarah Newbery, Director of Parks and Greenspace for the Kinder Foundation

Don’t Mess with Buffalo Bayou

March 23, 2021

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

Ho Houston Can Become a More Multi-Modal City


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!