Sustainable Communities

  • Learn about sustainable communities and some different aspects of what works both in San Antonio and around the country when designing & creating healthy communities. The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District hosted the Public Health and the Built Environment Conference on May 7, 2014 at UTSA Downtown Campus in San Antonio. It was a vibrant day with national level speakers on planning & health, several sessions highlighted the best of San Antonio and the country in terms of promoting and creating healthy environments. You can watch video recordings of the conference provided by NowCast San Antonio.
  • Charter of the New Urbanism – Stands for the restoration of existing urban centers and towns within coherent metropolitan regions, the reconfiguration of sprawling suburbs into communities of real neighborhoods and diverse districts, the conservation of natural environments, and the preservation of our built legacy.
  • Congress for the New Urbanism Central Texas Chapter (CNU-CTX) is dedicated to making better places for people in Central Texas. We bring together experts, leaders and communities to guide our region toward creating more livable and prosperous communities. Our work is guided by the Charter for the New Urbanism and our mission is to affect change through education and advocacy based on the Charter.
  • San Antonio Fatherhood Campaign initially grew from a concern for fathers in San Antonio, an idea that began with the vision of a handful of concerned Latino/Chicano and Native-American fathers has quickly developed into an organized community campaign to promote responsible fatherhood to fathers of all ages. Making Connections-San Antonio and the AECF Fatherhood initiative and community father’s helped put together the efforts to a larger segment of the community.

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