Lester O. King, PhD.
Rice University, Center for Sustainability
Lester King specializes in sustainable development and the creation of context-sensitive solutions for urban development. He is a certified and skilled researcher with experience in community development, master planning, transportation planning, and sustainability planning. He has had experience with sustainability social engagement through developing consensus building techniques for public participation and community involvement support for the identification and delineation of planning objectives; and facilitation of stakeholder meetings for federal, state, and municipal projects. He has conducted research on developing sustainability indicators and contributed to several local, national and international efforts to develop sustainability planning system.
Dr. King spent the last four years serving the executive leadership for the Houston Chapter of the American Planning Association as secretary. He currently serves on the advisory council for the Urban Planning program at Texas Southern University.