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

ReS.T.O.R.E. – A Resilient Community Design 3/8/2017

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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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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Citizen Science Infrastructure Monitoring Project Begins

Citizen Science Infrastructure Monitoring Project Begins 1/17/2017

As a PhD student in Urban and Regional Sciences at the College of Architecture, Marccus Hendricks took a class in infrastructure engineering and management at the Zachry Department of Civil...

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