Texas by Design discusses a diverse range of topics for Texas’ business and government leaders looking to achieve success in the current environment. From regulatory changes to innovative technology, listen with us as we talk with industry thought leaders who offer insight from a Texas perspective.
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Serving The Needs of Harris County with Commissioner Jack Cagle
Harris County Commissioner Jack Cagle joins Kevin Krahn to examine one of the fastest-growing counties in Texas. They discuss solutions to challenges that the precinct is facing, green infrastructure applications for Harris County, and future improvements that are in the works. Commissioner Cagle gives insight into his own leadership style and how the team works to support the residents of Precinct 4.
The Ukrainian Refugee Crisis: Updates From Poland and a Strategy for Relief
As events in Ukraine continue to unfold, many are wondering what they can do to help in this time of need. Quiddity CEO, Bob Aylward, was recently invited by the Executive Director of Ananias House, a Houston-based NGO, to go to Poland to experience firsthand the Ukrainian refugee crisis and to help assess the needs of those involved. Listen in as Bob and Clayton Black discuss his experience volunteering at local Warsaw churches and discuss the best way for those of us here to support the refugees.
If you would like to make a donation to the Quiddity Foundation’s Ukrainian Refugee Relief fund, please visit https://quiddityfoundation.org/ukrainian-refugee-relief/. Donations will help provide housing, employment, and childcare for Ukrainians in need.
Public Works In Texas - Finding Sustainable Solutions and Keeping Up With Our Growing Communities
Texas APWA's 2022 President, Shawn Poe, joins Kevin Krahn to discuss the mission of APWA and its importance to the Texas community. He also provides an update on current challenges that public works systems and the organization have been facing in Texas and shares his advice for young professionals in the industry.
Memorial Park Conservancy - The Past, Present, and Future
Randy Odinet, Vice President of Capital Projects and Facilities for the Memorial Park Conservancy, discusses the history of Houston's largest urban park and outlines some additional developments the conservation team is currently working on.
Utilizing Data to Make Better Development Decisions with Lawrence Dean
Home inventory, new contracts, and home starts are just a few of the data metrics single-family developers are using to create communities that drive sales. Listen as Lawrence Dean from Zonda discuss how developers are leveraging data to make multi-decade decisions and offers insight into the current and future state of Houston’s housing market.
How Austin Water is Ensuring Quality and Consistency to Meet Community Needs
Austin Water is already preparing for the city’s unprecedented growth expected over the course of the next century. Shwetha Pandurangi, PE, CFM joins us to discuss how the utility provider has shifted operations and strategic initiatives to manage quality and ensure consistency while keeping up with rising demand. We also touch on the importance of public-private partnerships to ensure both sides help meet the needs of a growing community.
I really like the idea behind this podcast. We need more intelligent conversations to help organizational leaders grow and improve their operations. Great idea. I am looking forward to your next installment and let’s help move industry back to the US and Texas in particular!
Kevin made great comments! Loved listening to him!