Mayor Turner Announces Incentives for Green Development Launch
August 4, 2021 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner and the City of Houston are proud to announce the formal creation of both the Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Awards and Recognition and the Expedited Permitting Pilot programs. ...
Mayor Turner Invites Proposals for National Creative Placemaking Grant
July 16, 2021 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner is calling for Houston’s best ideas to endorse for the national Our Town grant program. ...
City of Houston's Youth Climate Ambassadors Begin Partnership with EcoRise
July 14, 2021 -- As Houston youth unwind from a busy school year, the City of Houston's first-ever Youth Climate Ambassadors are hard at work finding creative ways to implement the Houston Climate Action Plan. ...
Mayor Turner Announces Appointment of Interim Chief Resilience Officer
June 30, 2021 -- Mayor Turner announced Wednesday the appointment of Laura Patiño as interim Chief Resilience Officer. She will remain in the role while the City conducts a search for a permanent CRO. ...
American Cities Climate Challenge Feature on Houston, TX
April 2021-- To power all of Houston’s municipal operations with 100 percent renewable energy five years earlier than targeted, while realizing substantial cost savings for the City. ...
What’s Going on with the Sunnyside Solar Farm?
April 6, 2021 -- In 2017 the city solicited ideas internationally for carbon-neutral projects that could potentially be developed on a former, unmaintained Sunnyside landfill that’s been closed for 50 years.
A Massive Solar Farm May Be a Boon to Houston's Sunnyside. Or Not.
November 30, 2020 -- In south Houston, Sunnyside residents hope a solar farm set to cover a former city dump will prove the exception to findings that large installations of energy-producing solar panels hurt property values in nearby neighborhoods.
Resilient Houston (.pdf)
February 2020 -- Resilient Houston is a framework for collective action and links existing efforts with new ones that will work collectively to protect Houston against future disasters—from hurricanes and flooding to extreme heat waves—and chronic stresses such as aging infrastructure, poor air quality, and climate change.
Living with Water Houston (.pdf)
January 2020 -- Living With Water Houston brought together local, national, and Dutch experts representing multiple disciplines to solve site-specific water and resilience challenges alongside local governments, state and federal agencies, and community stakeholders. The Living With Water Houston report summarizes the outcomes of the workshops and provides recommendations at the regional, city, bayou, and neighborhood scales for addressing flood risk in the future.