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Sustainability meetup to feature METRO board member

By Kristina Michel

METRO board member Christof Spieler, P.E., LEED AP, will discuss sustainable transportation at the University of Houston Office of Sustainability’s first meetup of the fall semester.

The meetup will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, in the Health and Biomedical Sciences Building, Room 186. The meetup is open to the public, and food and refreshments will be served. The first 25 attendees will receive a free, limited edition sustainability T-shirt.

Spieler has written and spoken extensively on transit and urban planning, and has helped Houston neighborhoods shape transportation projects. In addition to serving on the METRO Board of Directors, he is vice president at Morris Architects and the director of planning for the firm’s Houston office. He also teaches structures at the Rice University School of Architecture and advises student design-build programs at Rice and UH. A full bio of Spieler is available on the METRO website.

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