“The Institute of Urban Studies is collaborating with the City of Gunter, Texas to develop a strategic plan for the City and its departments.

Gunter, Texas is a general law city with 1,857 residents as of 2020. Located in rapidly growing Grayson County, near the current northern terminus of the Dallas North Tollway, Gunter seeks to prepare its city government to deal with the many expected challenges future growth will bring.

As part of the plan development, Institute graduate student personnel will conduct an environmental scan of the city and surrounding region, including numerous one on one stakeholder interviews. A full-day planning retreat will culminate the process.

Over its 53 year history, the Institute of Urban Studies has conducted strategic planning efforts throughout Texas and internationally. IUS has previously worked with the City of Gunter, providing board and commission training for its city leaders.”



 The IUS recognizes Amruta Sakalker, Alan Klein, and Meghna Tare for submitting the project “Upper Trinity River Water Quality Report Card” for the 2020 RCE North Texas Award. They received Honorable Mention for contributing to SDG6: Clean Water and Sanitation. 


This award is given annually to RCEs that have made outstanding contributions to address local, sustainable development challenges in their regions.