Welcome to Jim Blackburn's Website
Hello and welcome all. I'm Jim Blackburn, environmental lawyer, professor, and friend of the Texas Coast. This website is designed to help share my poetry, papers and other relevant information.
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Learn more about me and the many groups I work with and support.
Has the Army Corps Given Up on Houston?
Bayou City Initiative
An informative program on the proposed Corps of Engineers’ Buffalo Bayou project and what alternative lie before Houston and Harris County to address the continuing issues of flooding both above and below Addicks and Barker Reservoirs. With the recent release of the Buffalo Bayou recommendations in relation to the Addick and Barker Resiviors, join Jim Blackburn, Auggie Campbell, Mary Anne Piacentini, and Larry Dunbar as they discuss and distill what the recommendations mean for our area. Our friend Mustafa Tameez has gracefully agreed to serve as our Moderator.
Climate Change Emergency Series
This Place Called Houston
Rice University OpenRICE
What is this place called Houston? And, how can our connection to this place sustain us now and after the pandemic? The COVID-19 pandemic has led many Houstonians to spend more time than ever enjoying nature, through their windows, from their balconies and patios, in their backyards, and venturing out for socially-distanced neighborhood walks. Environmental lawyer, Rice University professor in the practice and poet Jim Blackburn invites you to experience Houston’s nature with new eyes. Learn about Gulf Coast ecology, how our bayou system works, and how this place has shaped our identity and our future possibilities as a city.