development

To increase sustainable development across the North Central Texas region through a variety of program areas, campaigns, and funding opportunities.
Basic
STAR Communities certifies communities that are leaders in local sustainability.
Advanced
The Climate Showcase Communities program showcases communities that are undertaking pilot projects to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas pollution while saving money.
Basic
2030 Districts designates urban areas across the country that are seeking to foster sustainability through the built environment.
Advanced
The InVEST software determines the valuation of ecosystem services and evaluates how impacts to ecosystems can alter the benefits they provide to humans.
Advanced
The Natural Capital Project develops nature-based solutions to various problems and motivates natural capital investments.
Advanced
The Urban Land Institite is a nonprofit organization that provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, information, and experience among industry leaders and policy makers in the fields of land use and real estate development.
Intermediate
The Texas Trees Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose goals are to create an urban forest by planting trees on public streets, boulevards, and rights-of-way and to improve parks and public natural green spaces.
Basic
Vision North Texas is a public-private partnership with the goal of increasing public awareness about important regional land use issues that affect mobility, air quality, water supply and other economic and environmental resources.
Basic
The Sustainable SITES Initiative certifies and rates development projects that demonstrate excellence in sustainable landscapes.
Advanced