Friday FREE Day

November 9, 2018

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mobility and the Path to Public Health

LOCATION: Texas A&M University-San Antonio (1 University Way SATX 78224) — Science and Technology Building, Room 242

Come early for FREE breakfast tacos from Taco Cabana in the lobby at 9:30 AM.

A conversation with Gil Penalosa, Founder, 880 Cities, Toronto, Canada

Introduction by Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, President, Texas A&M University-San Antonio and Chair, San Antonio Tricentennial Commission

5:00 - 7:30 pm

CityFest Happy Hour

LOCATION: Alamo Beer Company (202 Lamar SATX 78202)

5:00 - 6:15 pm

Panel 1: The Affordable Housing Plan


Meghan Garza-Oswald, President and CEO, CHR Partners

Lourdes Castro Ramirez, President, University Health System Foundation and Chair, Mayor’s Housing Policy Taskforce

Dr. Christine Drennon, Director, Trinity University’s Urban Studies program, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology

Verónica Soto, Director, City of San Antonio’s Neighborhood and Housing Services Department

Leilah Powell, Executive Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation


Iris Dimmick, Rivard Report Senior Reporter

Juan Cano, Principal, Cano Development and Urban Land Institute

6:15-7:30 PM

Panel 2: Urban Core Mobility and the Path to Public Health


Gil Penalosa, founder of 8 80 Cities, Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Colleen Bridger, director, San Antono Metropolitan Health District

Amanda Merck, Research Area Specialist, Salud America! at the Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health

Christopher Lazaro, Redevelopment Officer, City of San Antonio


Roseanna Garza, Rivard Report Health Reporter