Testing resiliency strategies and ideas through collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to research can lead to innovative solutions.
Greens Bayou Watershed Analysis and Resiliency Planning
Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium
The Greens Bayou Watershed Analysis and Resiliency Planning study, funded by a generous grant from the Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium, was developed in response to Hurricane Harvey. The project is a partnership with four Houston-area neighborhoods severely
impacted by flooding from Harvey, and that are located within the Greens and Halls Bayou Watersheds: East Aldine, Eastex/Jensen, East Houston, and Greenspoint.
The final resiliency strategies are summarized in each plan, and organized into six categories: Water and Climate; Housing; Mobility; Health; Safety; Equity and Inclusion; Economy; and Infrastructure. The project was a partnership between the CDRC at the University of Houston and the SSPEED Center and Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University.
CDRC Project Team: Susan Rogers, Director; Adelle Main, Assistant Director; Angelica Lastra, Jose Mario Lopez, Gabriela Degetau, Constanza Pena, Katherine Polkinghorne
MetroLab Network Innovation of the month, April 2019