Houston Area Research Center
HARC’s mission is to provide independent analysis on energy, air, and water issues to people seeking scientific answers and to operate as a research hub finding solutions for a sustainable future
HARC's Clean Energy Research
How does the resilience of our electric power systems improve with increasing severe weather risk? What steps should cities take to meet emission reduction goals? How is the green divide effectively reduced and clean energy options are brought to areas of lower socioeconomic levels? HARC’s program of Energy Research seeks to find answers to these questions and many, many more.
Air Quality Research
HARC’s work in air quality research and project management includes air quality modeling, health impact assessments, emission reduction technologies, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions inventories, air quality monitoring technology and policy, and regional mitigation of and adaptations to climate change.
HARC’s climate research is driven by the importance of problem solving with a systems approach. We bring together HARC’s multidisciplinary air, energy, and water expertise in a way that provides practical, science-based solutions to communities to identify and mitigate risk to increase the sustainability of the upper Texas Gulf Coast.
HARC's Geospatial Solutions
HARC uses a variety of geospatial and analytical tools to develop data and applications. HARC also has access to a variety of application templates that can be configured to the needs of the project, minimizing the need for in-depth programming, and thus focusing on the more important task of communicating information in an engaging and intuitive manner.
Bayou Land Conservancy
Since 1996, Bayou Land Conservancy (BLC) has been a land and water conservation leader. In 2019, BLC developed a Strategic Conservation Plan to continue that tradition for the next twenty years. This plan identified lands with the greatest positive impact on flood control, water quality, and wildlife habitat in the region.
Houston Parks Board
Since 1976, Houston Parks Board has invested over $258 million supporting over 250 parks and creating more than 14,000 acres of new parks and trails. They work on projects, big and small, including Bayou Greenways, community programs, studies of Houston’s parks, and care for existing parks. But they don’t do it alone. Their staff works with the City of Houston, donors, volunteers, and park visitors like you to foster new possibilities and create a community for everyone’s future.
Texas Infrastructure Report Card
Economic & Development Resources
The North Houston Association’s fundamental values of Connection, Influence, and Education guide our every action and we want to provide our membership with as many tools as we can to help them do the same. On this page you will find data, resources, and helpful information about our service area and the Greater North Houston region in regards to economic development and trends.
NHA Map App
Contains NHA’s top mobility projects along with other layers including:
- FEMA Flood Zones
- School Districts
- Land Parcels
- Legislative Districts
- Roads & Highways
- City Limits
- County Boundaries
- County Commissioner Precincts
Helpful Links & Community Partners
On our mission to connect our region we have made many valuable partners along the way. To say we wouldn’t be where we are today without them is an understatement. Check out this page to see just a few of the many organzations that have helped us make our mark.
Environment & Water Resources
Houston Stronger is a group of businesses from the entire region that have worked together to diligently come up with a $61.55 billion dollar flood control plan. This plan was passed during the 86th Legislative Session and encompasses 12 independent projects that will cover the entire Houston region and more.
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- Troubleshooting Login/Password Reset
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