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Regional Planning

The GLO has conducted a number of large scale studies in disaster impacted areas to assist communities in their planning efforts.

These studies have largely covered infrastructure needs, including the Texas Coastal Infrastructure Study and the Storm Surge Suppression Study. These studies along with additional studies conducted by the GLO’s Coastal Protection Division have provided a realistic approach to recovery that will mitigate damages from future disasters.

State of Texas Plan for Disaster Recovery: Hurricane Harvey-Round 1 (DRAFT)

In addition to enhancing the state’s Disaster Recovery and Response Plan, the GLO has committed to the purposes of planning in the impacted area and the completion of some of the projects identified as a result of conducted studies. Due to the vast nature of the current disaster and the recurring nature of disasters in the region, the GLO may concentrate on regional approaches in addition to specific local solutions to promote sound long-term recovery. In order to provide an efficient and effective method of selecting and executing planning studies following Hurricane Harvey, the GLO will work with Texas public universities and/or vendors to conduct studies with CDBG-DR funds. The GLO will utilize a local community survey process to include public meetings, requests for information, listening sessions, and written surveys to better determine the specific needs for planning studies. Opportunities for regionalization will be considered and the GLO will work with the public universities and/or vendors to identify qualified experts for specific tasks identified. This process and the availability of planning funds will standardize methods through regional coordination and planning at a level that has not yet been achieved through CDBG-DR funds in Texas.

To learn more please visit http://texasrebuilds.org/Pages/Planning.aspx.

GLO Planning Studies Include:

Ongoing Studies: