Texas has over 400 communities with municipal parks. Texas AgriLife Extension’s Urban and Municipal Park programs conduct applied research and provide continuing education for community leaders, community boards, park practitioners, volunteers, and friends groups. Extension faculty use relevant, unbiased research methodologies to assist communities with practices such as: planning processes for parks and trails, citizen input processes, engagement frameworks, co-production, community assessments, and park and open space policies.
Faculty also provide materials and programs on relevant issues such as: the obesity epidemic, density and open space concerns, park and green space impacts, constraints to park use, park accessibility, and relevant trends and issues.
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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 […]