Tyler County and City of Ivanhoe
In summer of 2016, the Tyler County and the City of Ivanhoe started collaboration with Texas Target Communities to assess current community conditions and explore future development strategies. The project aims to enhance community-wide discussion through a public participatory process, resulting in the development of a strategic and comprehensive plan to help guide the future growth of the County and City. As part of the process a task force was created to represent the community. The task force serves as a fundamental part of the planning process, contributing to the thoughts, desire, opinions and vision of the community member.
TTC will actively work with community members to develop deliverables and compile them into a professional and user-friendly documents.
City of El Campo : Downtown Revitalization Project
As many small Texas towns with rich Mexican heritage, El Campo has seen decline and blight within its downtown and this city would like to see their community thrive once again. TTC is working with students on campus to develop a design and policy strategy to transform the downtown into a bustling marketplace.
The purpose of the collaboration is to assess current community conditions and explore future development and growth strategies, through a public participatory process, resulting in the development of a downtown revitalization plan to help guide the future growth of the City.
North Lufkin Project
TTC is partnering with T.L.L. Temple Foundation, to produce design concepts for the North Lufkin Neighborhood Resource Center. College of Architecture students from Department of Architecture and Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning are assessing current community conditions and exploring options resulting in the development of a neighborhood resource center and surrounding grounds to serve residents of North Lufkin.
The Environment Grand Challenge creates a fundamentally different way to identify and tackle critical disaster resiliency and climate change challenges that threaten coastal cities around the world.
We believe in the importance of creating long-term change through co-learning with communities around strategic needs while supporting communities to actualize their own resilience. Our current community partners include: Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (T.E.J.A.S.), Charity productions, The Green Institute at Furr High School; Green Ambassador Woodsy Owl Conservation Corps (Green Ambassadors), sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service Friends of the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas - Latino Legacy.
The Environment Grand Challenge will include five projects: 1) Participatory Mapping, 2) Infrastructure Assessment, 3) Water Quality, 4) Design Strategies, 5) Process and Outcome Evaluation.