Neighborhood Resilience Planning

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Project Summary

Neighborhood Resilience Plans are a crucial step forward realizing the vision established in Mayor Sylvester Turner’s citywide resilience plan, Resilient Houston. In early 2022, the Planning and Development Department began work with the Mayor’s Office of Resilience and Sustainability and the ONE team to guide three communities continuing to recover from recent climate related disasters such as Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and other flooding events. This community specific effort will generate a Neighborhood Resilience Plan for each of the three pilot neighborhoods and establish a replicable framework for other neighborhoods to follow in creating their own resilience plans.

Resilience Districts weave together climate adaptation and risk reduction, promote economic opportunities, identify critical infrastructure improvements, and leverage social empowerment within a neighborhood-specific strategy. These plans will be community and data driven with input from relevant City departments and collaborating organizations. Neighborhood Resilience Plans leverage future investments in these communities to reduce the damaging effects of climate related events and equip communities with the tools needed to continually thrive.



Watershed Planning Best Practices Report

The City of Houston Planning and Development Department published the Watershed Planning Best Practices (WPBP) Report by One Architecture as part of the Neighborhood Resilience Planning effort. The WPBP is one of the initial actions to catalyze the creation of the Neighborhood Resilience Plans. The following best practices for watershed planning will help inform the watershed management at the region, city and community levels and help reduce the flooding and damage caused by extreme weather events.




Map Atlas of Baseline Analysis

The City of Houston Planning and Development Department published the Map Atlas of Baseline Analysis by One Architecture as part of the Neighborhood Resilience Planning effort. This document studied the current key regional and city bayous and watersheds, flooding hazards, storm water drainage systems, wastewater, and other facilities/conditions that affect the health and safety of neighborhood residents. The Map Atlas illustrates existing conditions regionally, and within the study areas, including: Independence Heights, East Houston, and Edgebrook.





Participate!

The Planning & Development department and the ONE Team will work with the community through work conducted at public meetings. A series of three public meetings will provide an opportunity for community members and the general public to respond to and participate in the development of the plans. For information on meetings, click on the neighborhood below.


Neighborhood Resilience Communities

The team-initiated work within the neighborhoods of Independence Heights, East Houston, and Edgebrook to develop individualized plans through a process that other neighborhoods may follow when creating their own Neighborhood Resilience Plans.

To learn more about each Neighborhood Resilient Plan and to participate in the process, please visit:


We want to hear from you!

The Planning & Development Department and the ONE Team is working with the community to assist the neighborhoods in developing resilience plans.

Cleo Johnson-McLaughlin
Black United Fund of Texas
cleo@buftx.org
Community liaison to guide meaningful community participation


Danielle Getsinger
Community lattice
danielle@communitylattice.com
Community engagement facilitation and environmental justice strategies




Project Summary

Neighborhood Resilience Plans are a crucial step forward realizing the vision established in Mayor Sylvester Turner’s citywide resilience plan, Resilient Houston. In early 2022, the Planning and Development Department began work with the Mayor’s Office of Resilience and Sustainability and the ONE team to guide three communities continuing to recover from recent climate related disasters such as Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and other flooding events. This community specific effort will generate a Neighborhood Resilience Plan for each of the three pilot neighborhoods and establish a replicable framework for other neighborhoods to follow in creating their own resilience plans.

Resilience Districts weave together climate adaptation and risk reduction, promote economic opportunities, identify critical infrastructure improvements, and leverage social empowerment within a neighborhood-specific strategy. These plans will be community and data driven with input from relevant City departments and collaborating organizations. Neighborhood Resilience Plans leverage future investments in these communities to reduce the damaging effects of climate related events and equip communities with the tools needed to continually thrive.



Watershed Planning Best Practices Report

The City of Houston Planning and Development Department published the Watershed Planning Best Practices (WPBP) Report by One Architecture as part of the Neighborhood Resilience Planning effort. The WPBP is one of the initial actions to catalyze the creation of the Neighborhood Resilience Plans. The following best practices for watershed planning will help inform the watershed management at the region, city and community levels and help reduce the flooding and damage caused by extreme weather events.




Map Atlas of Baseline Analysis

The City of Houston Planning and Development Department published the Map Atlas of Baseline Analysis by One Architecture as part of the Neighborhood Resilience Planning effort. This document studied the current key regional and city bayous and watersheds, flooding hazards, storm water drainage systems, wastewater, and other facilities/conditions that affect the health and safety of neighborhood residents. The Map Atlas illustrates existing conditions regionally, and within the study areas, including: Independence Heights, East Houston, and Edgebrook.





Participate!

The Planning & Development department and the ONE Team will work with the community through work conducted at public meetings. A series of three public meetings will provide an opportunity for community members and the general public to respond to and participate in the development of the plans. For information on meetings, click on the neighborhood below.


Neighborhood Resilience Communities

The team-initiated work within the neighborhoods of Independence Heights, East Houston, and Edgebrook to develop individualized plans through a process that other neighborhoods may follow when creating their own Neighborhood Resilience Plans.

To learn more about each Neighborhood Resilient Plan and to participate in the process, please visit:


We want to hear from you!

The Planning & Development Department and the ONE Team is working with the community to assist the neighborhoods in developing resilience plans.

Cleo Johnson-McLaughlin
Black United Fund of Texas
cleo@buftx.org
Community liaison to guide meaningful community participation


Danielle Getsinger
Community lattice
danielle@communitylattice.com
Community engagement facilitation and environmental justice strategies




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