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Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard Guidebook

Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard Guidebook 7/6/2017

Communities are often overwhelmed by their own plethora of plans, many of which are inconsistent and lack integration to effect increased resiliency. Now, communities have access to a collaborative...

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The Institute Participates in XQ Super School Documentary

The Institute Participates in XQ Super School Documentary 5/16/2017

Lights, camera, action! Last Thursday, members of the Institute for Sustainable Communities (IfSC) were invited to participate in filming a documentary highlighting Furr High School as part of the XQ...

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ReS.T.O.R.E. – A Resilient Community Design

ReS.T.O.R.E. – A Resilient Community Design 3/25/2017

Dr. Galen Newman, The Community Resilience Discovery lead, along with graduate student Zixu Qiao and undergraduate students Alaina Parker, Molly Morkovsky, Phillip Hammond, Maritza Sanchez, &...

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The Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard: Spatially Evaluating Networks of Plans to Reduce Hazard Vulnerability

The Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard: Spatially Evaluating Networks of Plans to Reduce Hazard Vulnerability 3/23/2017

Wise land use planning is one of the most effective ways to prevent or reduce damage from natural hazards such as flooding. Communities adopt multiple plans that guide their future development and...

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Community-based research, service confab hosted by TTC March 19-22

Community-based research, service confab hosted by TTC March 19-22 2/23/2017

University educators from across the nation will reveal how their research and service projects are enhancing communities and providing transformative learning experiences for students during the...

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Diamonds in the Swamp

Diamonds in the Swamp 2/9/2017

Though my family was not connected to the oil industry, I grew up a devout Houstonian and deeply connected to the place. I appreciated its imperfection, grit, and fiercely independent nature. Houston...

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