HILL participates in a variety of research and education initiatives. Highlights of past and current projects are provided below.
Lewisville’s Healthy Infrastructure Park Plan (HIPP)
In spring 2020 we partnered with Lewisville’s Park and Recreation Department, with support from UNT’s Advanced Environmental Research Institute (AERI), to conduct analysis in the Triangle Neighborhood, a low-income, multi-family neighborhood, to support development of a neighborhood park and enhanced public spaces. In 2022, we expanded the analysis to an additional five neighborhood to support the city’s park master planning efforts.
Planting the Metroplex: Sustainable Land Use and Water Conservation in DFW
With support from the Babbitt Center for Water Policy at the Lincoln Institute, we are using a novel database on municipal landscaping, water conservation and tree regulations to evaluate the sustainability and integration of current practices. The poster below features the work of Nick Collins, who completed an undergraduate research fellowship project on xeriscaping practices in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.