Harris County, TX works to align economic growth and public health
A bird’s eye rendering of Pasadena’s growing local economy. Graphic via the City of Pasadena.
In Harris County, TX, the Department of Public Health and Environmental Services (HCPHES) knew that encouraging smarter development could benefit both public health and the local economy. But creating real change meant more than just having the knowledge. If smart growth was to become a reality, local officials, business leaders, and interested citizens needed to join the process and feel ownership.
So HCPHES brought in the experts.