Tools and Guides

A Guide to Urban Planning in Texas Communities
The Texas APA released an updated Texas Planning Guide in 2013. The guide covers the basics of planning in Texas while also providing information on Historic Preservation, Smart growth and Consensus Building among other topics.

Subdivision and Site Plan Review Handbook-Southwest
The Southwest Regional Planning Committee developed this guide in 2001 for Planning Boards to use as an aid for subdivision and site plan review.

Understanding Conservation Easements- Texas Land Trust Council
This guide for Texas Landowners will provide readers with answers to the following questions: What is a Conservation Easement? What are the financials benefits of conservation easements? What are land trusts? Who uses conservation easements?

Guidance for Sustainable Stormwater Drainage on the Texas Coast
This guide provides guidance for small communities in the Texas Coastal Zone on the management of stormwater runoff from new development and includes: Guidance for Sustainable Site Design; Structural Practices for Sustainable Drainage Design; and Incorporating Structural Practices into Development

Disaster Planning and Recovery Publications-State of Texas
This page is prepared by the State and Local Records Management Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to provide disaster planning and recovery resources to Texas institutions.

Local Emergency Planning Guide-Texas Division of Emergency Management
This Guide is intended primarily for use by local officials responsible for developing and maintaining local emergency planning documents, including the basic emergency management plan and annexes.

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