Mayor Sylvester Turner Names Priya Zachariah as City's Chief Resilience and Sustainability Officer
October 20, 2021 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner announced today that he has appointed Priya Zachariah, AICP, as Chief Resilience and Sustainability Officer (CRSO) for the City of Houston, overseeing the City’s new Office of Resilience and Sustainability. ...
Mayor Turner Delivers Annual State of the City Speech to Sold-Out Crowd, Strikes Optimistic Tone About Houston's Future and Resiliency
October 14, 2021 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner delivered his annual state of the city address on Wednesday, Oct. 13, focusing on Houston's resiliency during both the pandemic and several natural disasters while also touting the city's progress as a leader in technology and innovation and work to uplift under-resourced neighborhoods ...
Mayor Turner Proclaims the First Wednesday of October 'Energy Efficiency Day' in the City of Houston
October 6, 2021 -- Mayor Turner celebrated Wednesday, October 6 as 2021 Energy Efficiency Day, and encouraged residents and businesses to join the City of Houston in supporting clean energy goals for a more energy efficient future. ...
Mayor Sylvester Turner Appointed to EPA Local Government Advisory Committee
August 25, 2021 -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan today announced the appointment of Mayor Sylvester Turner as one of 34 new members of the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC). ...
President Biden Announces Steps to Drive American Leadership Forward on Clean Cars and Trucks
August 8, 2021 -- President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal invest in the infrastructure, manufacturing, and incentives that we need to grow good-paying, union jobs at home, lead on electric vehicles around the world, and save American consumers money. ...
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.