Artist rendering of a mixed-use development in Denver, Colo. Source: Steve Price, Urban Advantage.
As one of the nation's fastest growing large cities, Fort Worth faces the challenge of providing adequate infrastructure and resources for that growing population — all while maintaining or improving quality of life for current and future residents.
The Sustainablity Task Force
The Fort Worth City Council in January appointed a Sustainability Task Force to investigate ways to ensure city infrastructure and resources can keep pace with growth. The Task Force will meet in three phases to create action plans for implementing rules and practices that will help achieve this goal. Phases include:
- Phase 1 — Sustainable Development
Addressing actions the development community can take to make new and renovated construction more sustainable.
- Phase 2 — City Operations
Investigating ways to improve practices at city facilities and in city business that help further sustainability goals.
- Phase 3 — Resident and Business Involvement
Creating a strategy that residents, businesses and major employers in Fort Worth can follow to help achieve the goal of a sustainable city at home and at work.
- Sustainability Task Force Recommendations (Phase III) (Sept. 28, 2010)
- Phase II Action Plan (Streaming Video, Bookmark No. 5)
- Sustainable Development Action Plan (Streaming Video, Bookmark No. 6 )
- Sustainable Design Assessment Team Report (American Institute of Architects)
- Improve Energy Efficiency in Your Home or Business
- Region C Water Planning
- Vision North Texas
- Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) Strategic Plan
- Center of Development Excellence
- North Central Texas Smartscape
- Water Sense
- Native and Adapted Plant List (provided by the Native Plant Society of Texas, North Central chapter).
- LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
- National Green Building Standard
- Green Building Initiative
- Urban Land Institute
- Energy Star Buildings and Plants
- Sustainable Sites
- Green Built North Texas
Have a question about sustainable development? Ask a planner.
Questions and comments submitted by residents will help shape the Sustainable Development Action Plan.