Houston, Texas, November 16, 2013.
Last Saturday, Sister Cities of Houston (SCH) participated in a major urban renewal tree planting event and celebration which took place in Houston’s East Downtown (EaDo) District. In close collaboration with EaDo,Trees for Houston and Watershed Market this effort kicked-off the development of the Houston International Promenade which is planned to grow into an exciting, new public destination where the city’s international and diverse community can unite and be celebrated.
More than 150 volunteers from different communities pulled together for this planting event which was attended by Mayor Annise Parker, Council member James Rodrigues and Former Council member and TIRZ chair Gordon Quan as well as other city officials and representatives of partner organizations. The effort marked the first step towards the further realization of a public space envisioned by Sister Cities of Houston through a concept study by Project for Public Spaces which was developed with extensive input from the community.