Each year, Scenic Houston recognizes and celebrates a community leader who plays a vital role in improving Houston’s appearance and image during its annual fundraiser. This year, John Breeding, President and CEO of the Uptown Houston District, will be presented with the 2020 Scenic Visionary during the online, virtual celebration.
For more than 30 years, Mr. Breeding has led efforts in planning, funding, management and governance to turn Uptown Houston, 500 acres located in the heart of Houston, into one of the most economically viable, iconic destinations in the country.
As part of the virtual celebration, the program will feature a conversation with acclaimed urban planner, educator and author, Alexander Garvin. Mr. Garvin, the President & CEO of AGA Public Realm Strategist, is also an adjunct professor at Yale University and has written numerous books on architecture and urbanism. His latest book, The Heart of a City, focuses on how important downtown areas are to thriving cities. Mr. Garvin has been watching the progress in Uptown Houston for 30 years and has likened Post Oak Boulevard to some of the most famous thoroughfares in the world.
2020 Event Chairs are Cooke Kelsey and Kraiwit Kraisirisophon; Scenic Houston Chair is Marlene Gafrick.
Scenic Houston is the only organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing Houston’s visual environment, particularly as viewed by the traveling public.
To arrange for event participation, click here or contact 713-629-0481.