Center for Houston’s FutureCenter for Houston’s Future
Purpose: Center for Houstonâ€™s Future (CHF) works to address matters of highest importance to the long-term future of the greater Houston region, by engaging diverse leaders, providing impactful research, and defining actionable strategies. The Center for Houstonâ€™s Future furthers the Houston region as a top global community in which to work and live. The Center brings business and community together to innovate leadership, inform the public about critical indicators and the groundwork to be carried out to create and maintain a competitive and sustainable future.
Programs: Center for Houstonâ€™s Future works to inform and engage citizens in the creation of Houstonâ€™s future, assisting the region in the development of a culture and practice of long-range regional planning, opportunity/issue identification, broad diverse community input, consensus building, and problem solving. Through Summer Salons, Community University Programming, Summits, and Roundtable Discussions, Center for Houstonâ€™s Future brings business and community together to innovate for lasting regional impact. Business/Civic Leadership Forums are conducted twice yearly to build passionate civic leaders as diverse as the region itself, leveraging participantsâ€™ business and leadership skills to drive lasting change.
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers help organize and run the Centerâ€™s Annual Indicator Symposium at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Volunteers, who are subject matter experts, participate in â€˜data groupsâ€™ that oversee the development of the Centerâ€™s Indicator Reports.
Publications: Counting on Quality of Life: An Environment Indicator Report (2007), Counting on Quality of Place: Air Quality, Parks & Trails, and Trees (2009), Counting on Quality of Place: Water Quality, Water Supply, and Green Buildings (2010), Human Capital: Early Childhood Development, K-12 and Workforce Preparedness (2012), published yearly with updated indicators. Past studies and reports include air quality, billboards, green buildings, litter and graffiti, parks & trails, abandoned lots, trees, water quality, water supply, human capital development and resource use.
Brett Perlman, President and CEO
Russell Richard, Vice President, Leadership and Engagement
Laura Goldberg, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Communications
The CEC has a searchable, web-based version of the Environmental Resource Guide. You may also download older versions of the printed guide below.
Archived Resource Guides