Austin Planning, Environmental and Conservation Departmenthttp://www.ci.austin.tx.us/planning/Part of the City of Austin’s larger website, this page includes Austin’s neighborhood plans, long range planning techniques, and plans for better neighborhood development.Rating: InformativeLocation: Austin, Texas, USARelated pages: USA, USA, Texas, State / Regional / Local, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community Avery Friedman’s Fair Housing Training Programhttp://www.diamondback-media.com/fair1.htmlThe website for this Training Program is geared toward real estate and housing officials looking to inform staff and faculty of the basics of Fair Housing Policy. Information is also available about other training programs and specific information contained in the video seminar.Rating: InformativeLocation: San Antonio, Texas, USARelated pages: USA, USA, Texas, Index / Periodical, Fair housing Center for Housing and Urban Development — Texas A & M Universityhttp://chud.tamu.edu/chud/chud.htmlThis site details CHUD’s research and outreach programs in Texas, including their Colonias program designed to assist residents of low income settlements in improving the quality of their lives (with a PowerPoint presentation that, although slow, is excellent); Project Unity; the Target Cities Program; and their Community Planning and Design Program.Rating: RecommendedLocation: College Station, Texas, USARelated pages: USA, USA, Texas, State / Regional / Local, University Program, Affordable / Assisted, Neighborhood / Community 

 

Center for Maximum Potential Building Systemshttp://www.greenbuilder.com/maxpot/The CMPBS site includes information about their education, demonstration, and research organization geared toward sustainable design, details projects and resources, and provides ordering information for their published literature.Rating: InformativeLocation: Austin, Texas, USARelated pages: USA, USA, Texas, National, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community Project Row Houseshttp://www.NeoSoft.com/~prh/A public art project involving artists in issues of neighborhood revitalization, historic preservation, community service, and youth education, the Project Row Houses site describes the nature of the artwork, criteria behind the installation of the project, and provides contact information for program supporters, educators, and artists.Rating: InformativeLocation: Houston, Texas, USARelated pages: USA, USA, Texas, State / Regional / Local, Design / Architectural, Neighborhood / Community Young Mothers Residential Programhttp://www.NeoSoft.com/~prh/ymrp.htmlThe Young Mothers Residential Program provides transitional housing and vocational and emotional services for young mothers and their children. Their site describes services provided, includes photographs of the living quarters, and provides contact information for program supporters, educators, and artists.Rating: InformativeLocation: Houston, Texas, USARelated pages: USA, USA, Texas