Resilience Target 4

Current Status


Activity In 2021

1 neighborhood plan was developed in 2021 (Montrose Livable Centers Study)

Beyond 2021

Complete 5 neighborhood plans per year to reach the 2030 goal

Related Initiatives

Why Focus on Neighborhoods?

So much of urban resilience is linked to the strength of a city’s neighborhoods. Strong neighborhoods foster community through social infrastructure and social bonds that help neighbors prepare for, survive, and recover from emergencies together rather than on their own. A variety of factors contribute to the strength of a neighborhood, including quality housing, safe streets, open spaces, sustainable land-use patterns, cultural preservation and pride, and access to social programs and resources. Today, there are wide disparities in life outcomes for Houstonians depending on the neighborhoods in which they live. Ensuring all neighborhoods have these critical elements depends on a robust practice of equitable stakeholder engagement and neighborhood-scale planning.

In 2021 no neighborhood plans were developed. However, the next cycle of Complete Communities will be announced in 2022 for five neighborhoods. In addition, three resilience districts plans will be initiated in Houston during 2022, focused on weaving together climate adaptation and risk reduction, economic development, infrastructure modernization, and social empowerment strategies into one neighborhood strategy. Those communities are East Houston, Independence Heights, and Edgebrook.

Livable Centers and Complete Communities in Houston

2021 Data Source
COH GIS Data Hub