Envision Houston Region Charrette
October 23rd, 2006
||September 20th, 2006 - At the invitation of the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), the transportation planning agency (MPO) for the Houston region, Jacob Riger participated in a one day land use and transportation charrette.|
The Houston region is anticipated to add more than three million new residents over the next 30 years, for a total population exceeding eight million. Through the scenario planning process, the public identified a preferred scenario that clusters growth along major multimodal corridors and "town centers," avoiding floodplains and other sensitive areas. The preferred scenario also seeks a greater jobs and housing balance, in contrast with the "base case" option, a continuation of the existing trends of low density development and segregated land uses.
The September 20th charrette gathered staff from the H-GAC, TXDOT, the Houston Main Street Coalition, Metro (transit agency), and other stakeholders to develop specific transportation networks supporting each land use scenario and to compare similarities and differences. There was also discussion about how to move forward in assessing the comparative costs, benefits, and performance of each transportation network.
|Houston-Galveston Area Council|
|H-GAC Transportation Planning|
|Envision Houston Region|