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  • Texas APA

    October 2014: Congratulations to our Palestine Comprehensive Plan student team for winning honorable mention at the TX APA in Frisco.

  • Health Impact Assessments

    November 2014: The Institute and the Tarrant County Public Health Department collaborated through a series of presentations to find places of commonality and interest.

  • What have parks done for you lately?

    Texas APA in Frisco: The Institute staff was privilaged to conduct a panel presentation concerning current trends in parks, recreation and open space at TX APA conference. For more information about our research please contact us at 817-727-1729.

  • Creating Happy Cities

    A study by UT Arlington looks at alternative transportation's ability to create better, more habitable communities. Read more

Towns and cities

Helping Communities

Established by the Texas legislature in 1967, the Institute has strengthened local economies and enhanced community planning for Texas cities, governments, and public agencies by providing customized planning and management services, while giving students relevant real-world experience.