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Energy Metropolis: Growth and Environment in houston, texas
Presented by Martin v. melosi

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Houston Maritime Museum

$5 FOR ADULTS (12 AND UP) | FREE FOR MEMBERS, ACTIVE MILITARY, VETERANS & CHILDREN UNDER 12 REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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As an energy-intensive urban area, Houston has been shaped by natural and As an energy-intensive urban area, Houston has been shaped by natural and human factors. The city is foremost a product of the Texas Coastal Zone – flat, hot and humid, heavily vegetated, blessed with lots of water (wanted and unwanted), rich in resources, and prone to capricious weather. Oil in particular, however, shaped Houston’s modern economic and environmental history. The “energy capital of the world” has been a major player on the world’s energy stage, but petroleum refining, petrochemical production, and cheap, available gasoline have also shaped Houston in many ways. Discover how our waterways, highways, real estate market, labor force, and many pollution problems are directly attributable to our growth as an energy metropolis and what the future holds for Houston.


Martin V. Melosi is Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor of History and Founding Director of the Center for Public History at the University of Houston. He is the author or editor of 19 books and more than 100 articles and book chapters. He is known nationally and internationally for his work in environment, urban, and energy history.

Location

Houston Maritime Museum
2204 Dorrington St. | Houston, Texas 77030 
Parking is available in front of the museum and in the the surface lot east of the museum (Holcombe at Montclair).