Dutch delegation headed to Smart Cities Innovation Summit 

NBSO-Texas is busy preparing the last details of this promising week. We are happy to welcome the Dutch delegation in Austin, Texas! A delegation of Dutch innovators and urban planners are headed to Austin, Texas, for the Smart Cities Innovation Summit June 13-15. The summit brings together officials and planners from more than 200 cities around the world to share their state-of-the-art solutions and best practices to Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans June 10, 2016 Categories: Austin Innovation

Dutch West 8 Has a Brilliant Landscape Design for Houston’s Botanic Garden 

The Dutch firm has created a unique pedestrian bridge that features an arch of trees overhead
The Dutch landscape-design group West 8 knows how to incorporate green space nearly anywhere. And with its most recent design of a botanical garden in Houston, the firm might’ve taken its abilities to a whole new level—literally. A footbridge at the Houston Botanic Garden will feature an arch of trees, secured to steel beams, that is rooted over the heads of pedestrians walking below. The garden, which is replacing a suburban golf course, Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans May 25, 2016 Categories: Innovation

Houston medical conference aims to be next OTC 

With attendance down nearly 28 percent at this year's Offshore Technology Conference, the Texas Medical Center wants to take a health care conference in its third year and make it something the city's tourism industry can count on in years ahead. Medical World Americas is a three-day conference starting May 18 that covers a broad variety of topics around health care and brings in experts from around the world. It has also Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans May 23, 2016 Categories: Health

Ambassador Henne Schuwer visits Houston - the coverage 

Last week we welcomed our Ambassador Henne Schuwer and Remco Zeeuw, Head of Economic Department, in Houston, Texas. A program with different activities and events were awaiting them. Their first visit was a breakfast meeting with the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (BAHEP),Texas A&M University and elected officials to discuss collaboration with The Netherlands on a number of initiatives, the most pressing being moving forward with Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans May 08, 2016 Categories: Handelsmissie

BMW opens new vehicle distribution center at the Port of Galveston 

The BMW Group opened its new vehicle distribution center at the Port of Galveston on April 20, about a year after first breaking ground. The new 44,000-square-foot facility at 1028 Harborside Drive was developed to better serve the New Jersey-based company's 45 BMW and Mini dealers in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. The company expects to import and process approximately 32,500 vehicles annually at the new facility. The new Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans May 03, 2016 Categories: Economy

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is moving its headquarters from New York to Houston 

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries moving its continental headquarters from New York to Houston is a big vote of confidence from a global corporation. "When a company like this puts a headquarters here that signals to other companies that are on the East Coast or the West Coast, 'Hey I ought to be thinking about moving my headquarters to Houston,'" said Bob Harvey, the president and CEO of The Greater Houston Partnership. It's big enough Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans May 03, 2016 Categories: Economy

Ambassador Henne Schuwer visits Houston 

We are thrilled to welcome our Ambassador Henne Schuwer and Remco Zeeuw, Minister of Economics, this Monday in Houston, Texas. A program with different activities and events are awaiting them. Their first visit will be a breakfast meeting with the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership and Texas A&M University. The topic of this meeting is: reducing hurricane-induced surge in the Houston/Galveston Region. During a luncheon with Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans April 29, 2016 Categories: Handelsmissie

Historic Houston Flooding - the day after 

For the second time in one year, the Houston metropolitan area was flooded because of heavy rainfall. 240 billion gallons of water fell across the region; some areas had received 10-15 inches of rain. The flood took eight lives, caused more than $5 billion in property damages in Harris County alone, shut down 100 roads, caused 120.000 power outages, closed all schools and city buildings and many office buildings. Some Houstonians just Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans April 21, 2016 Categories: Water

Watch This Storm Surge Protection Video 

A movie says more than 1000 words. Watch this movie and see what can happen if a storm enters the Golf Coast. And more important: what can be done to prevent it! Texas A&M University at Galveston have been privileged to work with Dutch institutions and other strong partners to better understand how to protect our region’s people, economy and environment from hurricane induced storm surge. Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans April 18, 2016 Categories: Water

Houston heeft slechts een fietsaandeel van 0,4%  

Al een aantal jaren wordt, daarbij gesteund en aangejaagd door de Nederlandse ambassade in Washington, in Amerikaanse steden zogenaamde ThinkBike workshops gehouden. Consultants van MOVE Mobility en Goudappel Coffeng maken deel uit van het groepje deskundigen die graag aan de slag gaat met Amerikaanse vertegenwoordigers, van zowel de private als de publieke sector, die voor de opgave staan om fietsvoorzieningen in Amerikaanse steden te Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans April 15, 2016 Categories: Mobility
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