Courses Included in the Bundle:
Texas Citizen Planner Program
The Texas Citizen Planner program is for community stakeholders and local officials who want to understand how community planning works and how it shapes development, not for professional planners. This 2-course bundle provides students access to both courses in the Texas Citizen Planner Program at a discount. Each unit includes reading materials, case studies, and engaging instruction from planning leaders, practitioners, and researchers.
How do communities and local officials use the planning powers of local government to improve neighborhoods, promote economic development, preserve open space, and protect public safety? We will cover development and placemaking issues concerning sprawl, smart growth, and new urbanism through an exploration of the planning process to help local officials better understand their planning options and impacts.
Community Planning for Hazards
In this online course, you will hear first-person perspectives about strategic approaches other Texas communities have used to link risk management with their ongoing community planning and vision. The art of good planning is about injecting long-term considerations into near-term actions. Communities that integrate hazard mitigation principles and factor long-term risks into their existing plans stand to make their communities more resilient and less prone to disasters.
Each unit includes reading materials, case studies, and engaging instruction from planning leaders, practitioners, and researchers.
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Rural areas in Texas face changes such as rapid growth, urban encroachment, job losses, outward migration, and lack of transportation options. This publication outlines the steps rural leaders and residents can use for adopting a basic planning process to address the problems and needs of their community. (2 Pages)
Transit agencies play a crucial role in improving community resiliency, including communities’ ability to respond to natural hazards such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards.
Citizen science, also known as community and participatory science, is a term used to describe the participation of volunteers or any non-professional in scientific research.
This course is intended for local elected officials and others interested in natural resource planning, positive land use, open space preservation, green infrastructure, elevation, or buyout-related activities.
This course is intended for local elected officials and others interested in natural resource planning, positive land use, flood insurance rate maps, and effective floodplain management.
En cada comunidad, varias personas y organismos trabajan juntos para redactar y poner en practica el plan local de gestion de emergencias. Entre ellos se encuentran los funcionarios electos, los departamentos gubernamentales (por ejemplo, la division de carreteras y puentes del condado), las agencias (por ejemplo, la oficina del sheriff del condado) y otros grupos […]