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Old Spanish Trail/Palm Center Livable Center Study

Improving connectivity and mobility while stimulating growth

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  • Houston, Texas

    Houston, Texas

Establishing a sense of place and expanding people’s ability to move and connect

Established in 2008, the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC)’s Livable Center Program aims to create places where people can live, work, and play with less reliance on cars. The program works with local communities to reimagine auto-focused infrastructure policies and concentrate more on multimodal strategies, such as walking, biking, and transit accessibility.

Our team was tasked with creating a study to determine the best path forward for creating livable, walkable communities. We’re leading the project management, mobility, placemaking, urban design, and planning and implementation elements of the study. Our team is consolidating past plans, studies, and ongoing efforts into a single collective vision for the area. We are also developing a 10-year conceptual plan to maximize development opportunities for multimodal circulation and enhance development initiatives, mixed-income housing choice and affordability, community health and wellbeing, resiliency, and placemaking.

Upon completion of our work, Houston-Galveston will have a clear vision for how to develop vibrant, accessible communities with less reliance on cars.

At a Glance

  • Houston-Galveston Area Council
Meet Our Team

Ami Parikh, Transportation Planner

Mobility means helping people get where they need to go in an efficient way and I want to shape this effort with the larger context in mind.

Bradley Cowan, Design Director, Landscape Architecture/Urban Design

I find that landscape architecture is most successful when it blends art, nature, science, engineering, and people together.
Bradley Cowan Design Director, Landscape Architecture/Urban Design Read More

Ami Parikh

Transportation Planner

Bradley Cowan

Design Director, Landscape Architecture/Urban Design

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